Thursday, September 21, 2017

Great Britain: Annie Joppe’s endurance blog: talk about withdrawal symptoms, I am almost twitching

Horseandhound.co.uk - Full Article

Annie Joppe
10:55 - 19 September, 2017

It has now been two weeks since I sat on a horse. Talk about withdrawal symptoms, I am almost twitching. This is because it’s rest time for the horses. My winter plans include a five week break (expedition to Antarctica) during January and some of February which means that the rest breaks for the horses in some cases, of necessity is rather long and in the case of Chiara she will have two shorter ones.

Chiara is now on a two months’ break with six weeks to go before coming back into work for general conditioning and in particular schooling. There are several aspects of her work that need improving. One particular target will be working on her stiff side; her right side, especially right canter which she is always reluctant to strike off on her own accord. It is important that when competing she changes lead regularly and particularly useful if it becomes automatic for her without me having to nag her all the time...

Read more at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/blog/annie-joppes-endurance-blog-talk-withdrawal-symptoms-almost-twitching-632684#oimxVfaYIKcSzRIW.99