Over the winter our fields can get quite cut up which means that once the ground starts to dry out we are left with all sorts of lumps and bumps the ponies (and I!) can trip over. It can make schooling rather difficult as we aren’t confident enough to go forward properly. We haven’t jumped at all this year yet because the idea of tripping as we do is not pleasant.
However, we finally managed to get the fields harrowed. The fields are looking a lot better already and once the grass gets growing properly they should start looking lovely again.
I schooled this morning and it definitely felt a nicer surface to ride on. We didn’t trip once and I wasn’t at all worried about working Galahad properly. Now I should finally be able to use the lovely jumps I got for my birthday. I can’t wait!