I set out my goals at the beginning of the season to jump DCs at BE90 and to step up to BE100 and I had met them all by June – Corky was an absolute superstar, trying his heart out at every turn.
Unfortunately as most people know he became lame in the dressage warm-up at the Scottish Champs so we withdrew him and after a trip to the Dick Equine Vet we realised Corky has some damage to a ligament so he was going to have some very well deserved time off. Fortunately his prognosis is good, his injury is healing well and he should make a full recovery.
It left me in a difficult situation as to make sure Corky gets the time off from competing that he needs and to let me continue to event I needed to look selling my other horse Lucas, who does not want to event, and take on a project for the next year.
It has been very hard to find anything I want to ride half as much as super Corks but I have found an exciting new pony to join the gang.
Maisie is an 8yo 15.2hh ID x Tb grey mare – yes, a grey mare! The opposite of what I was looking for but with her lovely nature and desire to have fun and jump I am sure she will fit in fine.
Horses are levellers as people say, the highest highs and the lowest lows but I wouldn’t change having them for the world.
I’ll keep you posted with our progress with my team of two pocket rockets!