As Blue Loyd is just coming back to full fitness I am carefully planning his road to the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy. He just jumped one class last weekend in Fontainebleau and I plan to jump him in the Grand Prix next week in Le Touquet. Cherie jumped twice, clear in both the GP qualifier and the GP, placing 2nd. Both horses are in great form and I'm looking forward to aiming at and attacking some of the bigger shows this summer.
Sometimes it’s not easy to take a back seat and wait for horses to progress. For someone competitive this is part of maturing as a rider and being able to discipline oneself by allowing horses the time to get to the high level. No one likes just schooling but, unfortunately, you cannot skip that phase of a horse’s education. I feel like I’ve been schooling long enough, and I, for one, am certainly ready for action! Roll on La Baule!!