Jumping Joys

Now the weather is less rainy the fields have dried up beautifully.  Which of course means that we are able to school again.  Not only that – we can jump!

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It has been a good few months since the ponies have jumped so I like to start them off with pretty simple jumps and not rush into anything too big or complicated.  Galahad loves to jump though – he really comes alive when we get the jumps out.  In fact, he can get a bit too strong if I don’t watch it.  On Thursday I kept him to a strict trot over the fences for serveral minutes as I had felt he wasn’t really listening to me.

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We have had a lovely few sessions playing with the jumps and my sister has even been able to join us a couple of times which just adds to the fun.  For one thing, it means we can have a go at pairs jumping which can be hilarious.

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I am so much enjoying having the jumps out again!

Let There Be Light

One of the most exciting (to me) things to happen this winter has been the addition of a new light in the yard.

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Until now we have just had the lights in the stables and the tack room so although the yard hasn’t been pitch black it has been pretty murky.  It is wonderful to be able to see!

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Even better,  the light has a remote control switch so I can turn it on before I am even in the yard.  Which means I can see to open the gate.  Technology is amazing!