5 August 2019: After a Break

Well, pretty long time I did not write anything. Frankly speaking there is nothing to describe. We make trainings as usually with Impi. She works very well. A flatwork is almost perfectly, she walks light in hands, more engaging her rump. Jumping trainings we did when it was not so hot. Last time it was on Saturday. Several jumps over verticals, oxers and triple bar, including two obstacles’ combination were done clearly. Maybe a little bit too fast. But all was on the level 110 cm and the wall 130 cm – also jumped clearly. Few times we went hacking. We did it when it was colder and few flies, so rides in forest were really nice. Imperia is much more calm than a year or two ago and also becomes light in hand even in longer gallops. Well, our mutual rides are really very pleasant.
Bumer didn’t work under a saddle since the mid of May. And I shall not mount him until it’s colder. Of course, my both horses used to work in an exerciser, having one hour walk every morning.
Bumer and Impi have got a new grass on their paddocks and they surely like it much more than previous ones.
Actually, much more new are on FB.

10 June 2019: the Swelter

It’s horror. The temperature reaches 30 C degrees. The horses remain on the paddocks all days, mostly spending time in their shady shelters. Except that, they have everyday one hour walk in the exerciser.
I am tired, Impi is tired. I give up jumping and do only light rides early morning, no more than 5 times a week. Bumer does not go for hacking. In fact he hasn’t been saddled for three weeks.
Everyday mucking of stable easily makes me sweaty.
I was to go for a competition last weekend, but I resigned.
Even cats used to sleep on the terrace in shade all the day. So I read books one by one and once we have taken some photos using my friend’s drone.
Everything and everyone is motionless. It lasts almost two weeks. It’s horror.

Bumer on the paddoks

A little riding centre seen from the sky

15 May 2019: The Old Man Trial

Looking like during struggle to survive. But it was not so hard.

Photo: Przemyslaw Jankowski

13 May 2019: Three Years

So long I didn’t participated in any competition. This year I decided to return on parkours. It seemed that Impi also was ready. Last weekend we tried and it wasn’t bad. The first day, Saturday, I rode 110 cm round and we were little nervous. I did a mistake and we passed sideway one of the obstacles. Unfortunately, one of poles from the other obstacle also fell. So we finished on the 10th rank place. The next day was much better. Sunday we started with 100 cm round, done clearly in both, two phases. We were 5th in the ranking. Next was 110 cm course and it also was a good ride finished on 5th place though Impi kicked one bar of the second vertical and it fell. This, what makes difference is Impi very light in hands and much easier to lead than it was time ago. I think we will try again in a month.

There will be some photographs I think perhaps, but they are not in my disposal up till now.