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.

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15 April 2019: Bumer and Impi in the Forest

There were some problems with the websites of the stable for few days. But it’s over.
On Saturday and today I was riding on Bumer and we went hacking both days.As usually it was nice. And Bumer though 21 yeats old still shows strong eagerness in cantering.
Impi will have light work tomorrow because of half-yearly flue vaccination done today. Yesterday, as usually, she was in the forest and we again did long canters to improve her strength and endurance. Time shows a result – I hope the positive one.

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.