I've now had Skye for two years and I would be lying if I told you that I was satisfied with the progress we have made during that time. Everything seemed to conspire against us - first my bad fall, then his puzzling physical issue, followed of course by everyone's enemy -
Even over the past year, when we all have been seriously curtailed in what we can do, I have followed friends and colleagues' progression with their training and felt a certain amount of envy... why weren't we achieving the same level of improvement but seemingly going backwards instead?
AND THEN... I looked at our rosettes in the tackroom and thought - let's just try and put this all into perspective shall we?!!
The challenge has been getting his mind and body to work in harmony with each other. With the therapy Skye has been having he is hopefully gradually regaining confidence in his body - his spookiness has certainly improved. We are back working in our 'scary' school at home and I am regaining my confidence in him. It has been small steps - just him and me sorting out our issues - but I felt I needed to get to this point. Basically, to get back to enjoying riding him again.
The therapy will continue, the ground work will continue - now I am excited that our training with Andrew J Murphy will continue!! With the relaxation of restrictions I can't wait for that drive over to Kent that I have missed all winter and getting back into proper training mode. 😊