What’s Been Happening, Jumping!

Jumping Diary

Maybe one of these days I will not feel the need to chronicle every single obstacle I have hopped over. Someday, when jumping is not quite such a novelty. Today is not that day.

Recent jumping history. (I have a recent jumping history!)

Saturday, November 24, 2018. Milton jumped a cavalleti on the line. [A Small Jump Forward]

Saturday, December 15, 2018. We deliver a new jump to Stepping Stone Farm. [Rollerskates for Grandma, Milton’s New Jump]

Sunday, December 16, 2018. Rodney over the SSF jump. [What’s Been Happening, Rodney, no media]

Saturday, December 22, 2018. Milton over the SSF jump. [It’s Not All About the Ribbons, Riding Recap 2018]

Sunday, December 23, 2018. Milton checked out Falcon Hill Farm. While we didn’t leap valiantly over any obstacles, it was still a big day for the lad. He’s never been in a ring with that much visual stimuli. So much to look at! He thought the purple jump blocks were the absolute limit. Next time, NBD. [Enough Retrospection, What’s Been Happening, Milton, no media]

Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Milton over the SSF jump multiple times. Unlike Rodney, Milton utterly failed to get torqued out about it. A future hunter? A jumper who conserves his energy for the big moments? [Enough Retrospection] Went over to get a ride in before the predicted deluge.

Saturday, December 29, 2018. Milton back to FHF for jumping exercises. He did a series of 6(?) trot poles that elevated his trot to the point that I felt it in my back. Then we did a two-pole canter exercise. There may have been one or two elevated strides/low hops over the poles as we sorted ourselves out. [Enough Retrospection] Took advantage of a break in the gloomy, misty, wet weather. Not the five-day deluge that was predicted but enough wet to require a covered ring (SSF) or top-flight footing (FHF). Otherwise, we are stomping around in the squish (home).

And that’s where we are. Basically, two crossrails. Nothing to make Phillip Dutton tremble in his stirrups. Gotta (re)start somewhere!

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horses, Jumping, Riding

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