At 7.30am, my friend Clare and I were trucking our way to our first RoR Wales & Severn training session in Sweet Pea (my lorry), with our 2 x-racers on board!
It was a jumping session, and Alfie had only been from the farm once since September last year, so we were both so happy to be out and about, especially as we were strutting our stuff for the first time in all our new gear from ProSportive!
Both Clare and I were rather nervous about attending the clinic, as neither of us had been before, the fear of the unknown, plus having a lesson with other people who would be watching us and wondering what they would think had us a bit jittery!
But there was no need, everyone was lovely, and it was so nice to meet other xrace horses and there owners.
My instructor was Jo Callwood, and I had a great lesson! Both Alf and I came home on a real high, if not a bit tired!
Jo was very encouraging and positive, and I could relate to what she was saying, and felt I could ask her about things I wasn't quite sure of.
There's nothing worse than not having the foggiest idea what an instructor is going on about, and feeling too scared to ask incase you get rollocked at!
Yet again ProSportive's Chill is working amazingly for Alfie, he was such a good boy and managed to keep a lid on things, even though he hadn't been anywhere for months and is feeling amazing!!
We had a really good gentle introduction back to jumping a course again, and Alf was super, just pinging over everything like a bunny rabbit!
We Need to step it up abit now, as Alfie finds jumping so easy, which Jo also picked up on, and if he doesn't really have to think about the jumps because they are too easy for him, his mind does tend to wonder!
Looking forward to our next one now with Alf. Plus Storm has just been entered for the RC combined training at the end of March.
Hopefully I'll have one of them out before then for some more match practice!