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.

2 May 2019: So We Go

The decision is undertaken. A stall rent is paid. A participant form is completed and confirmed. I shall (it means Impi and me) participate in a tournament. It will be The XVI Equestrian Academic Championship of Lublin Region 11th and 12th May 2019 organized by University of Life Sciences in Lublin. The last week training on the 110 cm level was very well done as well as yesterday and today on the 115 – 120 cm level (see below). It should be enough for the beginning of the outdoor season and the first trial after 2.5 year absence in competitions. We shall see at the end if it is joyfully, gloomy or funny. I need to find an assistant.