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  1. #21
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    So lots of progress since I last updated. Cantering is well underway- in hacks alone and in company (first or last) and in the school. Jumping 2ft on the lunge happily from trot, walking and trotting ridden over poles. Generally going out and having fun but sensible hacks and he doesn't seem to differentiate between places he has hacked before and places he hasn't - it's all a fun adventure as far as he is concerned even on his own.

    We've booked into the Bluebell ride at the end of April so upping distances and speed for that. Also practiced loading in a thunderstorm the other day and he was easy as anything although is still trying to jump off the short ramp. Donkey!

    Overall just really impressed with him, and looking forward to summer. Saddler is out in a few weeks to check the saddle is good to carry on with and we are ready to really rock and roll!

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    And he and Bril pretend to hate each other but are not so secret best mates really!

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    Currently awaiting purchase of new saddle. Norm came out and we need a shorter one. Then it will be full steam ahead again!

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    Cracking onwards- did our first sponsored ride and he was foot perfect.

    Generally he's just being awesome. Had our first lesson the other night and he is a quick learner, I'm going to need to be on the ball!!

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    He seems like a real poppet! Have you bought him off your friend or are you still sort of getting him started for her?

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