Exciting news (for us at least) – we’ve got the go ahead to hire the long arena at Bluegate! The whole time we have had horses, we’ve never had an arena with a surface to school on. Ok, so it’s an hour’s hack away, but who cares! This is going to be a great step forward for us.
Our grass arena is understandably out of bounds at the moment, so we’re hacking or doing in-hand work. Now we could use the manège say, a couple of times a month, and really concentrate on our canter work which gets neglected if the grass arena imposes a ‘trot speed limit’ on us.
That’s not to mention the advantage of being able to school somewhere other than home, and to help Saf’s confidence and concentration when competing at Bluegate. Can’t wait!!