Well its been a crazy few years since I wrote in here so not sure I can fit it all in! So a general update besides the updated notes on my website - I now own 2 gorgeous horses! Well, I sadly had to have my old boy, George PTS due to age. He was 24 in the end! Loved every second I had with him and owe him everything for inspiring this journey.
I then went on to buy the beautiful Blu....I brought her on to be a very confident and brave little pony. I went on holiday and asked one of the clients if her daughter would like to ride her while I was away, they said absolutely. Whilst I was on holiday, an offer to buy her came through from said client. I was over the moon that my little pony had her very own little girl to love her.
I was then offered Lady Valentina, a pony I had backed with her owner, due to LV needing more work as she was a little too forward for her owner. I agreed to buy the cheeky Fresian X...I had at the time broken my wrist (fell off after a jump, whoops). So LV had some time off and once I was back in the saddle - there was no stopping us!
I had bought V to sell but I fell in love with her and couldn't part with her. So I still have Miss V and we have had such fun and she now works in the riding school to earn her keep as well as Freddies.......
So I was visiting a Church one Sunday afternoon and along came a man selling a horse - long story short I agreed to go see this horse as he said it was 17.1hh...WOW! Well I was in flip flops and remember meeting the stunning, huge, black 'orse that Summers evening. When I saw him take yet another chunk out of his owners hat, I think the obsession began. After convincing Sue to come and view him with me...we went out armed with bridles and saddles! He was a little nappy after 2 years out of work and living alone...yet I took him on trial! Then had to convince the husband I wanted him and it was an amazing deal....(que near divorce)....we now call these 2 "the kids" or "the grandkids" to my parents and in laws!
I found out his name was not 'orse and he was known as Fred....well Fred started off as a rearer, we have cured most of that behaviour apart from when he feels misunderstood or I feed him sugarbeet! He was sold through York Horse sales and I think this may have had something to do with it! However, we have jumped 1.20m, hunted with the HBH and got into all sorts of general mischief and he fills me with confidence. I have discovered he has an issue with his poll, so we are working gently with this and he now understands how to drop his head and no one is trying to hurt him. A new anatomical bridle helped tremendously. He adores V and his new found field friend Rantan. Fred is the horse of a lifetime and I am so happy hes all mine! Miss V keeps him in line and we are a very happy horsey family.....so watch this space for more #fredspam or even the odd bit of #ponyspam