Dear Equine Answer fans, how time flies at the beginning of the season. You spend all winter preparing and then as the season begins you still don’t feel ready!
I decided not to go to the first Premier League as I am away a lot training at the moment and of course reading all the results and reports I am really miffed. Myerscough always put on a fabulous show and the evening music classes were to a sell out crowd.
The other big show at this time of year is the Spanish Sunshine Tour, it is three weeks of International competition in the south of Spain it sounds fabulous fun and such an opportunity to work your horses alongside Europe’s top combinations and their trainers. The British have done extremely well this year with Carl Hester and his pupil Charlotte Dujardin winning the lions share and Maria and her brother Michael Eilberg doing excellently on their Woodlander horses. I have a Woodlander horse called De Galles he is by desperados who is noted by his progeny having extremely good temperaments, he is a very large four year old and is so far proving very willing under saddle, it is interesting that he has Matcho in his bloodlines as does Primus. I will compete him in the four year old classes which will start soon, lets hope he keeps up the Woodlander tradition.
My Dutch contact went to check on my 2 year old by the World Breeding Champion Westpoint that I bred out of my Elite mare Zarinette this week and I have had to take the difficult decision to have him gelded, he was behaving a bit too stallion like in his herd of colts so they were worried that he might get hurt if he carried on, it is disappointing as I was hoping to aim him at the KWPN stallion selection in the Autumn. Never mind at least I can bring him home now, I want to start him on the Equine Answer as soon as possible, he needs more condition and his coat is stary and he looks a little wormy I am sure we will get him in top condition quickly.
I ventured down towards London last week to take part in a Conrad Schumacher clinic, Primus was the star of the show again and continues to become more supple and is looking younger by the day, we concentrated on the Grand Prix work again and Conrad was insistent that we crack on.
I am off to my regular trainer Sandy Phillips next week, we will go for two weeks with all the horses so it will be quite a logistical exercise getting there, we last went for a week in the February half term and Sandy could not believe the difference in Primus since he had been on The Equine Answer and was very keen to hear all about it so I cant wait to see what she says about him now that he has been on it for a while.
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