Janine Lamy

Busy week for Harry

This week Harry had a jumping lesson on monday, a flatwork lesson thursday and finished the week hunting on sunday – I don’t know who is more exhausted! There is usually less teaching and riding for me in the winter so I have more time for my horses. I certainly made the best of it! 

This was his third lesson with Sally (Thurloway) and we had been very disciplined about doing our homework in between…and horrid homework it was too! I was really pleased with how he jumped and relieved that Sally was pleased too. More homework for next time…

His flatwork lesson was his first with Char (Lassetter) and we didn’t disgrace ourselves but Char delivered the disappointing blow to Harry’s huge Irish ego that he will not be the next Totilas. You mean Edward Gal won’t be chewing his nails waiting for our Prelim debut?!

Having made the decision that he would benefit from some regular hunting this winter, I now have to take him out! To put this in perspective – I am 5’4″ and Harry is 17 hands. He is only 5 years old, this was his third day out this year and he was terribly excited. I think it was the concept of queuing that bothered him most. He boinged about like Tigger, plunging and snatching the reins out of my hands – “I want to go, and I want to go NOW!”. He did jump really well though and it was a great end to the week.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Our Horses | Leave a comment