Two hats

I picked up my new riding hat today. No, this isn’t it. This is the new bobble hat I bought myself for winter while I was at the saddlery. Lush isn’t it?!

On Saturday, I bought a new riding hat in black. Which meant ordering it in. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted the blue one that I’d tried on.

I always go for black so messaged yesterday to ask if I could pick up the blue one instead. Came home with two hats. Given I got 15% off my new riding hat. This one was sort of free. That’s true Equestrian logic.

Jump for joy

We headed over to World Horse Welfare today for a lesson with Simon Grieve. Always a fun thing to do.

We took a detour on the way there to check out the sale at Express Equine. Buddy got carrots. And I bought myself a new riding hat.

When we got to the lesson, Buddy was a little gung-ho to start off with. He didn’t want to do poles. He was very keen to get jumping.

Thankfully when we did get jumping, he was on top form! Even when I got some rather dodgy lines or strides. He still jumped everything. Shows me how far we’ve come.

Show time

It’s been a long time since I was in the show ring. 2 years probably. It was good to have the smell of showshine in my nostrils again. To cheer my charges on. And bask in their performances.

It was the Norfolk Equestrian Show. Felt a bit odd being back at the show ground. It felt tiny without all the hustle and bustle of the normal show. Still it was lovely to be back with the horses.

I borrowed a hat for my grooming duties. I may look like a Victorian Orphan, but I think it really suits me. The owner did too, so she gave it to me. Great day out!