Fit as a fiddle 

Where to start?!? So much, and so little, has happened since last. Just bare with me that this text has been sitting in my Notes for a solid 10 days already, so adding to what’s known.  

Never loved hacking out so much as I do here

Days are just blending in and I’m so so happy to ride top quality horses and have a watchful eye on me over fences. I can flatwork, but jumping has been a less and less currant thing in my life the last two years, and having a Swiss nations cup rider looking over (and shouting at!) my riding is superbly reassuring. I have two horses “permanently” signed to me, one 15.3 devil pony and a 16.1 bay bitch. Love them to bits. Both are 5yr olds and super special, and I’m only here for 6 weeks, so if I break a leg, who cares? The riders don’t want to deal with them tooooo much. And I get it, they are doing 6-8 horses a day, all day, every day. They don’t want to get hurt, and having a special one that will take up the same time as two horses is going to disturb the rhythm of things. And I kind of went on a rodeo the first day on a 3yr old and my eventing stickability kicked in. So there’s that! Playing the part of the dummy for now. 

Devil pony. Look at that cheeky face…

We have been to shows, local and international ones. Barbra is in Italy his weekend with 4 horses and the riders that are at home are busy coming and going with the young ones. It’s always go go go, and I love it. Location wise of the stable is horrible, not a town or social life within reach, so I can really dig in the whole horse camp-feeling. Nothing but equine and cows. Loads of cows. Everywhere. 

White is firts place colour here. Doesnt make any sence for the rest of the world



It’s day three in Seween. Everything hurts. After mostly dealing with broodies for the last two years and maybe ridden 2-3 horses a day, being tossed up on 8+ponies a day a doing 16 straw stables, walker duty, sweeping the biggest courtyard I have ever seen and realising my German is oh so poor, I’m a little sore in both legs and arms. 

The mare-face is real. All the time.

It may only be a few days in, but I have already learned a lot. A few new tricks when it comes to grooming, how knew Nivea body lotion is a perfect substitute for hoof oil?! Will add that to the list. Riding wise I could not ask for more. It’s fun again, and the diversity of the horses are great. You can ride a freshly broken 3yr old at the start of the day, and finishing up riding a lesson on a 150 FEI horse that will jump you out of the saddle, and they you ride a baby stallion out on a hack in the most diverse countryside around. It’s a dream.

Eventers hacking dream!

The whole team is gone to the performance test today, so I’m alone, and it’s a bit scary. We all started at 5 this morning to get it going before the guys had to leave. So I will have a two hour break at lunch, and the straw shed looks tempting for a nap.   

Breaker-stables. ex showtent

Main barn