Thursday, July 27, 2017

Great Britain: Annie Joppe’s endurance blog: last ever event and the big selection

Horseandhound.co.uk - Full Article

Annie Joppe
10:55 - 26 July, 2017

Little Chiara earned her three weeks’ holiday after completing her one-star competition and my attention reverted to Dilmun and, of course, Fantom’s ongoing fitness programme.

Fantom is possibly the most difficult horse to train. At home he seems to have the mentality of a riding school hack where all the motivation is kept for the return journey. However, this is coupled with the ability to perform Jekyll and Hyde-like transformations with incredibly spectacular Aires above the Ground!

Now, how to read these extremely exciting moments? A case in point today was a lungeing session over raised poles where, to start off with, he was pretty indifferent then in the blink of an eye he was Pegasus, the winged horse, with the snort of an express train going into a tunnel! They do say a good horse has to have attitude don’t they?...

Read more at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/blog/annie-joppes-endurance-blog-last-ever-event-big-selection-626979#mhEYpggXYlVuupWY.99