So sorry for not emailing sooner! Christmas preparations have been hectic
to say the least!
I went for a lovely Christmas hack with Tracey today. Unfortunately i
forgot to take my camera which is a real pity as Tracey had decorated our
riding hats with tinsel!! Tracey's horse Alix is almost the spitting
image of Limbo (obviously not even half as stunning though!!) so we looked
really great as a pair riding out together!
Limbo is such a star. I am so in love! Unfortunately with all the
organising for Christmas i have not ridden as much as i would do
normally over the past two weeks. I usually ride five times a week so ive
really missed it although i have been up to the yard for pampering
sessions. These sessions are mutual as Limbo seems to nuzzle and fuss
me almost as much as i do him! He really is a softie. On the days i have
not been able to make it up, my friend Kelly grooms him for me (she is but
one of his adoring fan club!)
Overall he such a joy to ride! The right rein is near on perfect but I am
stillI still struggling to be just as fantastic on the left one!!!! I feel
it his his weaker side and it is also definately mine! The only naughty
thing he does with me is try to walk off when i mount and also when i
tighten my girth or adjust my stirrups! Not sure if he used to do that
with you too? He is not happy to stand still and just wants to be getting
on with it!!
He has got a 'spark' about him which i love! He is very sprightly on hacks
and is almost always on his toes but feels totally safe with it and it's
as if ive been riding him for years! I can honestly say when he is going
well (thank goodness this is 98 % of the time!) he is one of the most
gorgeous horses i have ever ridden and in fact his canter is by far the
best i have ever ridden (on the right rein!).
I still cant believe i have gor such a fantastic horse and simply adore
him. I really do promise to take some pictures in the next few weeks and
will email them to you.
I hope all is well with you, Susan, your dad and of course all those
beautiful horses and dogs at Holme Park Stud!
Limbo and i send you all lots of love and will email you in 2007!
Wishing you all a very happy new year.