My new eventing buddy and I sat down yesterday over a very noice brunch and planned out the first 6 months of next year in our quest for 1* domination. She, it was decided, will go to every bloody event in a 4 hour radius. I, however, can only go to events where I don't have to camp due to baby restrictions. She will assist at said events by holding the baby while I ride - leaving my very understanding husband-to-be at home with our young man. Sounds easy, right?
So, I think we'll be doing:
- Berrima in March, Intro
- Albury in April, possibly our first Prelim if all goes well at Berrima
- Wagga in May, Prelim
- Canberra the weekend after, Prelim
- Berrima again mid-June, Prelim.
Hopefully, I'll see some of you there. Thanks so much for reading my blog! It's been amazing how many people have actually read past the first post. I promise it'll get way more interesting once we actually start competing.
For those of you on holidays and in need of some holiday reading, or for those of you hardcore enough to do it at work, here are some really interesting articles from one of my favourite online mags, The Horse.com:
You may need to sign up/register as a member for The Horse - it takes but a minute and the site is a goldmine. Interesting with the last two how, despite the research showing the benefits of barefoot, the disbelief of the researcher seems to downplay those benefits and they recommend barefoot only for horses with no imbalance or pre-existing conditions (there is no such horse!).
Happy New Year! Hope yours is way more debaucherous than mine!