Telling your storiesfrom the stables to the fields

02 September,2017

Hacking Our Way To The Gym by Teri Warner

It’s been a while since my last update and I have plenty to share with you all.

Life on the farm is still going well, I am really enjoying getting to know our new liveries (horses and owners). Most of our new liveries have had lessons with me and it’s been great to work and play with new ideas.

Having had the year off riding with my back injury, it’s been great to have the opportunity to ride and school lots of new horses of all different shapes and sizes. My part time teaching job enabled me to spend several hours in the saddle escorting hacks out, this really helped my riding fitness but I knew I needed to up my game… so I joined a gym! I now have a personal program to help strengthen my core as well as my legs and upper body strength too.

It’s been pretty full on working 7 days a week most weeks, I love working with my mum and she really does such an amazing job of managing the yard whilst I am off teaching. I am very excited to say that I will officially be full time from August onwards and I can’t wait to be based in one place.

The farm project is coming along well, the car park is coming along, the new barn has arrived and will go up soon. We have had a real battle getting the correct planning permission for our arena, we are so lucky that our kind neighbours have allowed the liveries to use their school, we have also set up the white dressage boards and jumps in the field… which luckily has good grass cover. The planning has now been accepted by the council and all being well we should have an arena by October!

With regards to my own riding and competing, I feel like I’m slowly getting my mojo back.. it’s been hard as I have no transportation, however we have been enjoying our dressage anywhere and was pleased to get a 5th place in our first elementary (not bad for a horse we thought would never come sound) I have been popping a few fences with Ali too, but I try to just enjoy him as much as I possibly can. Schooling the livery horses occasionally is nice and helps me to stay motivated that one day I’ll get another horse to compete.


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