Tuesday 7th May
Wednesday 8th May, 2024

Imy Pugh’s March rider diary

Mooney is flying in his Badminton preparation, and I am so pleased with how he is going.

Project Pony have put on some more great training, and we had a fantastic session with Padraig McCarthy focussing on straightness and keeping power and balance around turns.

Mooney was amazing in his dressage session with Tracie Robinson, his leg yield and medium trot really improved, I was so pleased with him.

We had our first training session on grass with Lisa Morris one of our BE U18 coaches and Mooney was foot perfect. We should have done our first event at Epworth but that was abandoned due to the rain, so we went to Vale View on a surface to do some more xc schooling. Mooney was super and jumped everything.

Interval training is going well and I’m building up his fitness and mine!

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Oasby goes ahead this weekend. We are doing the 100 PT and I can’t wait.

He had a physiotherapy session this week and will have another one the week before Badminton so he is supple and comfortable.

Time is flying and I just hope the weather improves so I can get a few runs in before the big event. I hope everyone’s preparations are going well and that your season gets off to a good start.