Grace The sunshine brings good things
This weather we’re having is absolutely beautiful. Thankfully Skippy got the all clear from the vet to get turnout time and to start ridden work again, so we have both been able to enjoy the glorious sunshine whilst hacking, hoorah!! I’ve popped him on to a joint supplement now in the hope of keeping him supple and sound, as we still don’t know what caused the lameness, I thought a new supplement would do no harm
This month was a big month for Skip, in his 10 years of life he has always been barefoot, and its only ever caused us problems on a couple of occasions, when the ground is coated with a hard frost he gets a bit touchy feely about his ‘paws’ and if we are riding on long slippery grass, which thankfully isn’t too often, he struggles a bit. Skip has brilliant feet, best hooves I’ve ever come across actually and that’s why I’ve been so reluctant to get him shod, however this year I felt if we are stepping up our competition game and riding some serious working hunter courses that I should get him shod, I know depending on what rules are used, riders can be disqualified in workers for being barefoot, which sly farrier invented that rule?! Hah- Never mind…We have a set of shiny silver shoes now!! And he was a good boy to get them on too *proud mummy moment*
On the Honeychop side of things, this month has been awesome. I placed my biggest ever order! On behalf of 7 friends we had 12 bags between us! What a spectacle upon delivery!! I love that I’ve been able to share these awesome products with my friends and fellow horse-people, and that everyone is lapping them up! Calm and Shine is still the most attractive product by miles!
Provided all stays sound on the soundness front (no pun intended) the plans for this month are coming together! First up we have our side saddle debut, which we sadly missed last month due to Skip being off work, we will head over to our local clubs summer show for the side saddle class. I don’t want to do too much too soon so will just ride in the one class. Then we have a few county shows where we will also be riding in the side saddle classes and ridden hunter classes too, I expect. Hopefully in July we will get back to some jumping, but I don’t want to push Skip too far too soon after his unidentified lameness, so I will just play it by ear.
Next month I sit my trailer towing test, ah, exciting, nerve wracking and daunting all at the same time! Here’s hoping I pass. I’ve got a new truck for towing now, so all is coming together.
Do check out some of the other Honeychop star blogs, unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to meet the other girls as I was in Dubai when they went to Tim’s yard, but I feel like I have made new friends in them all just through reading their blogs and by our Facebook interactions, it’s great, and we have Honeychop to thank for that! Until next time, Grace and Skip! X