“I have spent this week marvelling how wonderful my arena looks after giving it a face-lift with a new surface. It was hard work raking it out but it was definitely worth it. Riding on it for the first time I realised how much I had been avoiding deep patches and, actually, avoiding schooling altogether this winter. Then even more exciting to put my newly painted poles out and do some jumping on all 3. This is something I also avoid doing at home, partly because it’s hard work dragging them all out and away again! Popped down some grids, which was a first for Bailey, and they were all on good form. I was especially pleased they didn’t have any poles down so I didn’t have to get on and off more than necessary!
Sunday morning I was up mucking out and washing legs in a total rain and snow storm for arena eventing… to come in to discover it had been cancelled! Que a very angry Beau who knows bath = party! Hurry up Spring…”