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The Tailcoat Dream! - Amy's March Blog

The excitement of Spring was fresh in the air, anticipation of warmer weather, naked ponies and maybe even riding in one layer as opposed to ten. British weather had other plans! The start of March saw the Beast from the East and a heavy downpour of snow, unheard of in Hampshire! After one day of being trapped I managed to get to the yard to ride both horses and continue as normal, however due to the snow it meant a lack of turnout and an incredibly hot Zeta. In the meantime Woody had developed a new party trick that he couldn’t resist showing every couple of strides. We had figured out one single one time change. The first time he...

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Home and Away! - Amy's January Blog

It is safe to say we have hit the ground running this year! After a little quiet time over Christmas, after Boxing Day it was business as usual. This meant that New Year’s Day I spent training both horses. Zeta was an angel as always & Woody produced a great line of four-time changes and an almost perfect line of three-time changes, just the way the year should start. I booked in for my first lesson and decided to brave taking Zeta over to Jezz for training. The lesson went incredibly well and Jezz built on both mine and Zeta’s confidence away from home. We worked on getting her moving and thinking forwards. From this lesson, we had weekly lessons...

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Malfunctioning Pilot - Amy's July Blog

When I left you last, everything was going in a great direction. Both the boys were feeling & looking extremely well. The training with Woody had been going so well I decided to do a late entry to the Sparsholt Festival of Dressage. The Friday night, after work, I managed to squeeze in some training with Denise. The session went incredibly well, running through the test & focusing on our weak areas. Small hints & tips really helped to focus me on the task in hand that Sunday. I had been suffering with ill health the weeks leading up to this, with what started as a regular cold soon developing into a chest infection & a potential worry of asthma....

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Our new sponsor - Amy Eastwood

Here's a brief introduction to our official blogger and new sponsor... My name is Amy Eastwood & I am 24 years old. I've been riding since I was 5 years old & first found a love for dressage when I was 17 & bought woody. Woody is an 18hh Gelderlander X & was imported from holland when he was 4 years old. I came across him when he was 6 & we began our journey together (best day of my life). Woody is gentlest giant, who if you meet, you are guaranteed to fall in love with. The easy going, gentle nature, both on the ground & on board, mixed with his willingness to please has made for an incredible...

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