Lenny Takes on Scotland and Introducing Wild Thing
Well getting to the Regionals has been a challenge this year!
Two days before Lenny’s test at Bishop Burton, he cut the side of his face where the noseband sits! Luckily we still had one day before the cut off point to enter the Scottish Regionals at Morris Equestrian Centre – a six hour journey each way, but hopefully it would be worth it!
On the morning we were due to set off on our long journey north Storm Doris decided to arrive! It was daunting, but luckily we travelled through the strip of the country that it by-passed. Morris Equestrian Centre could not have been more accommodating, but unfortunately Lenny was a bit put out by all of the travelling and the awful wind outside. His first test, the Advanced Medium didn’t exactly go to plan and we were scored accordingly.
On the second day I wasn’t as trusting, however Lenny worked in well like a naughty child pretending butter would not melt. I wasn’t disappointed, he gave me a lovely ride and we thoroughly enjoyed our test, being awarded with 74% and just pipped to second place! Fingers crossed we get a wild card!
In other news Jagger or Wild Thing arrived with us in December 2016 looking exactly that – a bit wild! His owner/breeder in Germany sent him over for me to produce as a just backed 3-year-old. As the ramp of the lorry was lowered he stood there looking a little sorry for himself. The stress of the long journey, leaving his field friends and issues with a young horses teeth, left him looking in need of some TLC.
Well what a transformation – the video and images show him 3 months on. A high-fibre diet of Dengie Alfa-A Original, Alfa-Beet combined with Performance+ Balancer have worked wonders! He looks a picture of health, his coat is gleaming and he has plenty of slow-release energy whilst remaining sane and rideable. I’ll be aiming him at some young horse classes in late spring/early summer. I’m really looking forward to getting him out and about!