Kika conveniently pulled a shoe last Monday and had the week of work for herself...the jammy so-and-so
|The sad face on her with her en-forced|
holiday from hacking
|Really she was transfixed by some new cows|
a few fields down
Poor Nancy has had to "pick-up" the slack and was called upon to do more hacking then she might otherwise have had to - I usually try to alternate and take one each day.
It still it hasn't exactly been taxing work-wise on either of them as we meander through the trails with an odd spot of trotting or cantering when we feel like it and it isn't too hot!
|I love eye shots|
& the way the light affects the colour!
|Ready for road in new fly rug|
I recently ordered two fly rugs from German Equistore, Krämer - LINK, on in 145cms for Kika (Brown) and one in 155cms for Nancy. As you can see from above photo teh brown also fits Nancy and I am now thinking i should probably have just ordered a normal fly sheet in a similar size as I can only ever ride one at a time and if both come out with me - K is usually on a lead and the rugs Ihave bought would slip without a saddle - woopsy!
Lesson learned and I shall have to order a separate fly rug for when we take Kika on a walk - still if things pan out like a hope they will and either my mother or friends decide to join me for a hack sometime and I take my two girls - they will each have a fly rug that can be used with tack - so all is well that ends well!
|O & N|
on our first fly rug adventure
Last week didn't quite pan out as I'd hoped as I made a silly mistake getting onto a round about in my driving test and as such didn't pass - so I have to do 8 more lessons before sitting the test again in about a fortnights time - fingers crossed I keep my wits about me next time & don't make silly mistakes that I wouldn't normally make!
|Nancy brought some berries home with her from our hack!|
|Sleepy N - she had a 'tough' working week|
The Guru and I rode Nancy & O, leading Kika back to the yard last night for an overnight stay ahead of farrier visit today. I was naughty and had a sneaky spin on Kika in the main arena last night for a 20minute flatwork session to see what she'd be like 1 week out of the saddle and three weeks out of the arena - I am delightedly proud to say that she didn't put a foot wrong and I smiled like a goon the whole time!
Our little snippets of work while hacking are paying off and I actually feel a benefit to my own position & riding ability through the positive effects of the bits of work we do while hacking. Fingers crossed - long may it last!