31 March 2019: The Two Weeks

Two weeks almost passed since I came back from the trip. That was busy time also in riding. Impi did flatwork, gym over poles and over cross rails and finally yesterday we jumped the level 100-105 cm. There were a single vertical 105 cm, an oxer 105 (95 cm wide), and a combination 7.5 m – one stride from 100 cm vertical to 100 cm oxer and separately 80 cross rails to warm up.  It was quite low, but enough for the first time. All clear, without knocking, hesitating and in good rhythm and speed. All the time she was very calm, light in hands and she didn’t pull to obstacles. Perhaps she has got rest. You may see it clicking link below.
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Today we have gone hacking. Wonderful ride in the forest and again she has been calm and obedient in all paces.
Bumer was in forest a week ago but unfortunately his hoof shoe was shifted and a nail injured his hoof. Now he is in his paddock without shoes but with his right front leg dressed with lignin and special shoe filled with rivanol.
Some fences of the paddock were removed and soil has been prepared to sowing grass. In addition power cables for automatic feeders were dug in on paddocks.

18 March 2019: The Return

27 days of lonly traveling in Iran. The great adventure and yesterday late evening I came back home.
Today long it was time of making whole my stuff tidy and updating and arranging things which were left undone when I was off. Horses in Iran, I had seen few of them.
Beneath you may find an example from Tabriz.

More info in FB when foto – report will be developed.

24 January 2019: Winter Stillness

It’s the first winter when we have such silence in the stable. Bumer and Impi start early morning from exerciser, he is turned on his paddock afterwards, she is mounted and we train. Bumer works under saddle twice a week, Impi six days a week. Except our mutual work they are on their paddocks since dawn to sunset.
I don’t ride out of the stable yard. No snow, hard roads, rather cold, so it’s the only indoor arena left. Bumer is almost 21 years old, so nothing is required from him, but I work hardly with Impi. It is flat work mostly and sometimes over poles. We’ve got back to lightness in hand and her self carrying. There will not be any jumping till my departure, then a month off the training for her and a saddle at all. I work with her myself, trying to be sensitive to her movement and feel her better and better. I see much positive results, but still we need long time to warm-up. The final parts of our today ride are below.
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6 January 2019: Back to the Daily Routine

The short holidays in Portugal are finished, so it’s time to go back to work and take over the responsibilities, hoping that the next trip to Iran starts soon.
Visiting the Pena Palace I found palace stables. They are not very impressive. Few photographs you may find in the gallery.
My horses were under a very good care and survived very well making no troubles to anybody themselves including.
This morning Impi has been working under a saddle after a ten day pause, initiating our horse riding season 2019. She was very nice, light in hands and eager to work. Perhaps she was bored during days off. Bumer probably too, he made some gallops on paddock and was backing and bronking. 21 year old horse still wants working.