Monthly Archives: April 2009

Game on..

..as ten people rode our ponies in this weeks games practice. But first…my legs are killing me. After yesterdays cross country schooling I was determined to ride Scottie without him bucking. So after a session on the lunge to loosen … Continue reading

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I’m a lorry driver..

I’m a (broken) lorry driver. Fortunately our hero, Graeme came to the rescue and fixed the lorry at the side of the motorway. Argh!! Today I took Scottie over to Strathearn Eventing to try him over their jumps an see … Continue reading

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Just like the earth…

..the arena is flat. Well flatter than it has been because today Liam and I spent time with the rake, dragging the surface from the edge of the arena where it had gathered and filling in the track. We got … Continue reading

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Buckaroo..

..with a trial of a new saddle for Scottie. He clearly liked it because I couldn’t get him to focus on anything but bouncing around the arena. So yesterday I tried schooling him and he was working great in trot … Continue reading

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Here come the..

..girls (and shaun). because today as a thank you for helping with the Easter Programme of Events we ran the girls own Own a Pony Day. The plan was to get the horses nice and clean and head out for … Continue reading

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Congratulations go to….

..Ceri-Anne and Amy, the most successfull pairs team from ODS at Craigee today. THey went around the course clear with a time just 4 seconds behind the winning time and came second overall. Both have now qualified for the Knockhill … Continue reading

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And the earth trembled..

..to the sound of thundering hooves this morning as our Pony Club rally took place in the pony paddock (with all the ponies taken out of course). We had seven Pony Clubbers riding in what turned out to be glorious … Continue reading

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And tonight I saw..

..two owls in the big tree in front of the yard. They didn’t twit or twoo though. Today we had our final Easter Own a Pony Day and Katie took the hack out while I prepared lunch (Pizza and chips … Continue reading

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I saw my first..

..swallow of 2009 yesterday. Its was flying above the yard. That means that the warm weather is arriving (for a week or so). It also means that Spring is well and truly here. Which was good timing for our fields … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday was..

..sunny at the top of the Braeside of LIndores cross country practice course. Today six (and their wonderful support teams) of us got up very early this morning and went off to Lindores to put our horses over some cross … Continue reading

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