Re: Cross Country Ride
Im not sure how close that would be to me - im in derbyshire.
My friends and I have just started in what we are calling "Plan B". We have run Pony Club for the last few years at our yard but the kids are now teenagers and seem to have lost interest. ........... so we are now using the time we would have spent doing Pony Club having our own Adult Riding Club instead with the intention of going out doing cross country rides/hacks together. Howver none of our own horses are suitable.
1) 25 yo, arthiritic with cushing - now retired
2) Not quite 3 year old - not yet back obviously, even if he was by the summer i dont fancy our chances this early on for this type of riding
3) A beautiful 6 year old strawberry roan who unfortuanetly is a proper rig and will mount any female that comes within 100 yards of him
4) Currently horseless
The yard owner has agreed we can use some of her horses to do it on so we are just trying them out at the moment. And what a varied bunch they are. Chips has a bad reputation for trying to scrape people off him, Dehliah who i am riding gets seperation anxiety from the herd and shouts her head off the whole time you are working with her. Doug - doesnt really have a fault and Profit likes bucking people off. None have had any regular riding for a while and we are not sure yet if they load. So far we have had two very short schooling sessions in the menage this week but due to the torrential rain i cant see anymore happening over the next few days,
Keep your fingers crossed for us - it could be eventful to say the least.