Badders baby!

Badders came a bit late. Well it’s not every day that you get to have a lesson with a Badminton winner and European Team Gold medalist. Today was that day as we headed over to Brampton for a lesson with Chris Bartle.

I was very nervous and not sure how it was going to be. It didn’t start well, as Buddy took exception to a chair on the bank. Chris told me to bridge my reins. It’s amazing how much that helped to keep Buddy focused and straight. Felt very odd to start off with. He also told me to imagine I had £50 under each armpit. That definitely helped me keep my arms still.

By the end of the lesson we were flying! Biggest we’ve jumped together. The fences were quite meaty and most of the fences were up at 1m. Buddy gave me such a great feeling, few sticky moments of course, but so much to like. I have to keep reminding myself that we haven’t done that much this year. Definitely getting my mojo back…..

And he was very complimentary about my position. I’ve been working really hard on that!

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