If you had asked this time last year the next time that I would compete prelim, I would tell you I have absolutely no clue. At this point last year, EZ has torn his Deep Digital Flexor Tendon, I had lost Wendy to EEE, Bruce was running training hesitantly and we were focusing on the Young Event Horse Championships, and Buzz was abscessing like crazy and I couldn’t keep him sound. If you would have told me I would have a prelim horse running, a horse stepping up to prelim at his next show, and a horse who was prepping for Fair Hill and confidently schooling training and ready to school Prelim I would have told you that you were insane!
I was convinced I was on a downhill spiral last year, but I now realize that I really wasn’t. It’s all part of a plan. I decided to head over to Full Gallop Farm in Aiken, SC for a working student position. I got the ability to run some phenomenal horses through training level. Bruce ran around his first prelim. Buzz and Gray did their first training level events.
I can’t thank Lara Anderson and the FGF team enough for this past year. We are in the process of aiming for a Fall 2* now. I have my first true sponsorship. Finish Line Horse is the best you will find to help your horses in anyway you can! Buzz will finish the year at YEH-5 championships and come out fighting at a winter prelim!
I suppose the point of this blog is to say it will all go forward. You might go through tough phases, but trust me. It will all look up! I am thankful for all the opportunities and I can’t wait to see how we progress through the next year!
Roeckl gloves are my go to choice for gloves while riding! I often wear through gloves in only a month or two while riding everyday, but my Roeckls are long standing.
The gloces have a super grip, even in wet weather and they are super comfortable to wear.
I currently ride in the Roeck-Grip gloves for all 3 phases and they stay cool during the summer. However I just found out a few weeks ago that Roeckl has a glove called the Mendon which has the same amazing grip as all Roeckl gloves, but the backs are mesh! So you stay extra cool which is always helpful in Florida! I’m also going to have to pick up the new Maryland gloves which come with a USA flag on the Velcro!
Go check out Roeckl and pick out your new favorite gloves!