A lot has changed since Barbury - we went to Somerley on the 28th July for the ON, but sadly Squirrel went lame in the dressage warm up! We tried and tried to get him right for Hartpury, and it was touch and go as to whether he'd be sound enough and we eventually withdrew him on the morning.
We have now decided to give him a long time off to let the crack in his hoof grow out completely, as I am sure this is what is causing him problems. So he's happily mooching around in the field with a herd of miniature ponies!
I also did win the Eventing Cinema competition, so thank you very much to everyone who 'liked' my video, but unfortunately I was later disqualified for not having the correct music rights, which was heartbreaking - and I will make sure it doesn't happen again next year!! Still, we had a great day at Burghley and hopefully got some shots for next year!
In the meantime, we have bought two new four year olds to produce - pictures coming soon! So far they have been extremely well behaved and are showing a lot of potential.
I've also got a new job in a racing yard, starting at 5:30am every morning, but it does mean that I finish in time to do the horses properly without rushing them, which I think is so important for the young ones.