Nikki Baker - April Blog
That Was Fast!
Wow so how fast did that month go! I hope you all had a successful and fun time!
Well it's been pretty busy for us, first show of the month was Dorset showground, love it there, Bella picked up a 2nd in her class and willy was 2nd in the 1.20, and Casey owned by Jodie Parker hill jumped double clear discovery. Then it was back home for a busy week, riding/teaching/being a mum, but I honestly wouldn't change it for the world, I'm lucky my clients love harry so he can come most places with me! And we always make time for harry and his pony Smartie! I'm not sure how keen harry is on ridding but he enjoys being led round the farm in his basket saddle eating haribos!
The next show was the following Friday and that was at Chard EC, Casey started the day brilliantly with another double clear and 6th which qualified her for the scope fesival, Bella jumped a lovely double clear to come 4th in the 105cm and willy jumped a mega round for double clear and 6th in the National 1.30! Then we had a lovely week end at home with friends and family as it was my birthday, and the horses enjoyed some field time! Duncan from B&W has been to the yard a few times as he's helping us with Casey. She needs sedating to be shod, and she's also had a few injections in her back just to keep her supple, we always listen to B&W advice and it's so nice to have them part of the team.
We headed back down to Dorset for another show, Casey jumped a great double clear for 3rd this time, she seems to be getting better each time, and being 17'1 it's taken me a few weeks to get used to her. Bella won the take your own line ( when you have a start and finish but make you're own course up and hopefully go the quickest route) and Willy had 4 faults in the 1.20 - our first time on grass and he was very keen!
All in all quite a busy month! Willy's having a bit of an 'MOT' in the next few weeks Sam from B&W is coming to do his teeth, and we also have his back being done. So I hope next month is as good as this one, but, they are horses not machines, we have to learn from the not so successful days and enjoy the good ones!
Good luck too every one who is out competing this month.