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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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On the Up! - Amy's May Blog

When I last left you guys, we were on the stressful build up to our Petplans. The week before the show we were at the vets testing the lump, so to even go to Wellington was a major achievement. My family met me at the venue, I got there in plenty of time & everything was in place. (Apart from forgetting my two gel pads meant to hold my saddle in place.. gaaaah). Woody warmed up absolutely beautifully, really calm & relaxed, we felt on great form. The test was much of the same, it was the first time I felt like I could really ride every stride & had total control & harmony. I could have cried, he was...

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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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