Janine Lamy

Hey jerk, you work!

More snow, horses barely ticking over in walk exercise, all plans long forgotten…

We gave up on the Nurstead meet. Although the hounds have been exercised on foot and they’ve hunted them on quads down on the Pevensey marshes, with the horses lacking fitness and snow still sitting on the ground it was thought best to cancel (like everything else!).

I am trying to stay productive by keeping the paperwork up to date, writing up teaching notes etc. but always seem to get dragged away by Facebook….and then there’s the daytime television that seems to become important. Is Sissy really going to make Jimmy do that?!

Harry has returned to the phase we previously called ‘feral’. I recall the dealer called it ‘coltish and unpredictable’. Bringing him back into work is going to be a nightmare. “Hey jerk, you work, this guy’s got better things to do…” He’d hate a Wham quote. Serves him right…I was thinking of threatening him with one of those spotty Joules rugs if he doesn’t change his attitude – how the others boys would laugh!

Thankfully the horses all look pretty well. They are only turned out for a few hours in the morning to stretch their legs so are living on bales and bales of hay. Harry looks particularly chubby and will be signing up to Weightwatchers when this weather finally turns. I don’t suppose that will do much for his mood…

I’ve agreed to do some jumping clinics for Chelsfield Equestrian Centre. They are aimed initially at the less experienced, but we’ll see how popular they become. These are booked for:
                – Sunday 18th April
                – Sunday 27th June
                – Sunday 8th August

News from the girls. Ivy is becoming a boarder at St. Leonards – Mayfield school so that she can spend more time with Romy. It’s hard to believe that she’s 19 this year, I can remember that fat little dumpling arriving on the yard like it was yesterday. Also news from Rosie – she’s apparently looking very well, is happy in her meadow with other mums-to-be, and not at all bothered by this weather. Only four months to go!  

I hope to be able to write about Lily’s progress or Harry’s training sometime soon. Fingers crossed! In the meantime I only have pictures of Carmen Court in the snow to offer you…

January 15, 2010 Posted by | Carmen Court, Our Horses | , | Leave a comment