With the training sponsorship provided by TR Fastenings I have been able to resume - after a break of over a year - sessions with Michelle Coggins and 'Metal Mickey' - the mechanical horse. Previously I found this of immense value and once again it is proving an invaluable training tool - next session planned for next week - before I depart for the Moorsele (Belgium) international competition. I am so lucky that Michelle runs clinics so near to me - all the British Dressage squads use her expertise in their training and I am grateful for the chance to work with her on my position - getting tips on improving my core strength - and general fine tuning!!
But this month the lows - I have had to spend hours in the dentist chair having the tooth - that I cracked in 2 the day before we left for Spain - repaired and highs - we celebrated my grandfather's 99th birthday - have meant that I have had plenty to keep me occupied - while waiting for the all important notification from the IPC/FEI... do we have the green light for the Paralympics - or not?? The deadline passed for the entry on the 26th March and immediately the VI were contacted by LOCOG with more information/paperwork and deadlines - but this somehow feels encouraging - nevertheless I have to stay grounded and keep focused on my training in the meantime - April 9th is now not too far away!!