Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Fantastic updates - 3 for the price of 1!

Amanda sent me these lovely photos of her and Itsy having their first days' hunting last week. Itsy went home in the summer and Amanda has been working really hard with her and this is their reward :-)

Itsy behaved beautifully and loved watching hounds work, which after all is what its all about, and came bouncing out the next day equally sound and happy, so here's hoping they will have many more happy days. 
Itsy's soundness has really consolidated now that she has grown in a full hoof capsule - for a clip of how she used to look, check this out: http://rockleyfarm.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/foot-balance-shoes-and-lameness-itsys.html

Brilliant news too from Rolie, who was here a year ago. He has been competing successfully all summer in dressage and here is Kate's latest update.

"Rolie is superb, no signs of any lameness even though I've been away for a couple of weeks so he has had a bit of time off. 

He's going from strength to strength and today we competed Elementary Freestyle to Music  - he just felt fabulous and we got 2nd and qualified for the Regionals at this level which is a huge step up for us and something I never thought would be possible. His feet are strong with good frogs and super wall thickness and concavity and I'm so pleased! "

And finally Krista and Buddy, who were also out this weekend:

"Le donks was such a good boy today, my first time going solo at a comp and he was a star. Both tests were a bit bleurgh.. Super trot work but he broke in canter. No frillies but definitely finished in the top 10 or so out of 30 in the first class which I'm pleased with. Had lots of compliments on how smart he is so a super day all round — feeling awesome."

I think we all share that feeling - well done everyone!

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