It was always our overall plan to do feature shows leading up to August and then come home for some down time. For us, it gives us an opportunity to see where we are at, assess how the team are doing and create a plan for the rest of the year.
It is also nice in terms of this blog to be able to give you a bit more background into my base at Puttenham Place and everything that goes on here, as well as being able to properly introduce some of my younger horses.
Building in a break in our competition year for me is vital for the horses that have been competing at the higher levels. We use this time to give them a proper once over, seeing if anyone may need a little bit of help in terms of the physio or being checked over by the vet. There is nothing more important to us than having happy, healthy horses.
So in terms of my older team at the moment, my lovely grey horse Timmy has had a little break from of intense jumping. He has still been ticked over and gone out to do some fun bits and pieces, but it is nice for him to have some down-time and to take the pressure off.
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