It has been an anxious wait for my last results. My one rein assignment has been my nemasis. Starting with a green horse was not ideal and I didn't take into account that my physical health had deteriorated as well as a draft horse is considerably different to ride than what I was use to.
All in all it has been a journey of tears and triumphs. I still have a long way to go but I feel that I am better able to read Gulliver's feedback and have the confidence to respond to him in a fair way that will take us further. None of this would be possible without the tremendous support from the QS family. Since Carola took Gully through the colt start I feel that she has been there cheering us on from half way across the world. I feel that I am very fortunate to have Shane and Meredith with me locally and they have a beatiful way of supporting and motivating just when you need it most. They give you courage to trust them and your horse which they have effectively passed on to the instructors they train so that everyone can achieve their dreams and horses have a better world to live in. Through QS I have made many new friends. Fiona has become a good friend and is also my instructor. She helped me to push through the final barrier and getting us cantering. Thanks to Sandra for filming my last assignment of level one.
I now have lots more passenger lessons to do and ride the rail to get some hours of riding under our belts before the impulsion summer lesson in February. It is going to be a great summer.