I sit writing this on my bed whilst peering out into the greyness and rain at home. Impeding my ability to ride and also dampening my energy to go exercise my beasts. Instead I am studying and blogging, not as exciting in my opinion.
I have a bit of a break from riding, not having been riding much in the week prior to my leaving or a week since my arrival back in Australia Rion has had a good break which ended on Friday with our first ride, nothing special just some lunging and then I hopped on to do some lateral pushing off the leg, shoulder in, haunches in to get him back into theswing of things.
If this rain would go away my life would be much easier, I have to prepare for a small eventing competition next weekend where there is only one other competitor in my level so it will be a 1st or 2nd place for me :) The next real competiton will be Berrima on the 27th of November which will hopefully have some good weather. It is always a great event down there and I am hoping for some good results, it is enough time to get him fit and ready again. I will get the musculo-skeltal vet out a week before the comp, I hope, to loosen his muscles up before the dressage and open his big stride up. I am excited thinking about Berrima, I have hardly competed this year thanks to school. I have only been to two horse trial events, in total I think I have been to 6 or 7 shows this year, normally I am out every weekend or two at an event. School has been such a negative impact on my competition life, I really do hate that aspect of school, but it needs to be done so I can't complain too much, I am still riding at home and at training days.
Rion is in good shape after his break with a lot of energy so I have a lot to work with but it should be good fun. This rain should leave soon and then I will be able to take him out for regualr gallops and trots to get his fitness up again, and mine for that matter. Its amazing what French pastries can do :P It is meant to be spring here, with sunshine, rainbows and increasing heat, I feel severely ripped off. I have just started by website on horses which I will use as a blog on myself, as this is; as well as articles on health, training etc. So at least I have one pleasureable thing to do on this rainy day.
Serious work going on here...
Alas, we are on our way back to normal form, with only a few more shows left this year, I am looking forward to getting back into the circuit.