Friday, November 27, 2009

Twlight series number 2

Well Bills and Kerry had a practise on Monday night and seem to be getting sorted now.
They did a fair dressage test, despite horrid wind and sand being blown at full force in all directions. SJ, was much better than last week and they managed a much tidier round, with Billy starting to think about what he is doing with his legs, but for 2 rails and time faults. Xc was much better, clear and 55 sec under time!
He seems to be having a ball, so am very happy with that. A bonus was they finished in 6th place! Not bad for their second outing together!

I did some schooling on the boy today and gave him and his sister a tidy up...

Monday, November 23, 2009


Well took the boy to do some much needed sj practise last night, and what a difference to last week... He seems to be enjoying himself now... and his rider didnt look as scared!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A week of firsts...for Bills

Last week Bills did his first twlight series event at Mcleans island... Poor Kerry had a hairy ride around the show jumps and marginally better around the cross country... finishing with 2 rails sj and 2 stops xc...

I took him to a western training day at the weekend, where we learnt about neck reining and working on a long rein... and he can ow do this walk trot canter and with people around... no small effort on Bills part..

Sunday I got up and went to his first inhand show... where we won 5 classes and came 2nd in 2. taking out the champion... he was such a gentleman even in the rain...

Off to practise SJ tonight weather permitting, looks to be a nasty NW arriving... then 2nd twlight series this week..

Pics to come from the weekend

Thursday, November 12, 2009


It has personally been a very hard time for me..... so I was very happy when my wee girl behaved so well when I started to do some work with her yesterday.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Show week has arrived

And so has the mixed weather, we have had a lovely weekend, now back to freezing cold!

Billy and I had an outing at the weekend to a local show, where he behaved well... It was very hot and his rider wasn't feeling the best... however hung in there for a few classes (in 2 hours) and called it quits...

I have also made the decision not to do CHCH A&P on him this year, was a hard one to make, but don't think I am up to it.... I will however have lots to do, and plenty of running around helping others I am sure.

Monday, November 2, 2009


we had to miss last weeks show due to a sick slacker rider!
The float is however looking great as Shaun has been putting a seat in and is making the top rear door for it.
Abbs has been trying to escape into the grass paddocks, so is now yarded at night, and in the grass paddock with a grazing muzzle on during the day... so far she hasnt got it off!

We have Ellesmere PC show this weekend, and then Chch next week... *eeekkkk*

Couple of pics of Bills at WMW show