Well this year has been an odd one, I thought i would write a little update for any of you that are interested.
The year started off well, as always well planned and very determined, My aim was to make sure alex was fighting fir after his tendon injury and we worked very hard on our show jumping, we schooled regularly at parwood and entered the british horse society instructor challenge at the royal windsor horse show, This was a fantastic day and although i had a annoying refusal i was thrilled with how he jumped and felt full of confidence for the coming season. (video on youtube- search tw_eventing )
Our first one day event was scheduled for end of may, however as the date approached i noticed a swelling on alex's foreleg, he was not lame or sore but my gut feeling told me it was not right... after a vet check, scan and xray the outcome was not good, Another tendon injury as well as a green stick fracture in the splint bone... GUTTED does not come close!!
After over 12 weeks off, I had to face the upsetting thoughts that our eventing days could well be over. Alex has come back into work well but it is taking us a both a while to adjust to the new routine of no jumping, I have contacted the vet to see what he thinks about popping small fences just for fun as i do think ali really misses his fun times jumping...
In the meantime i have been given the opportunity to school and sell an Andalusian gelding recently imported from northern spain, this has been interesting and i have learnt a lot in just a short while (see Andalusian horses tab)
As always huge thanks go out to all those that kept me positive and motivated....