Saturday, 31 December 2011
First day of official fitness training tomorrow! I've now got two ponies to get fit, Cognac and Harry. Hopefully all the riding will get me fit too, although I do plan to fit some cross training, swimming and running and yoga to keep my muscle supple and loose. The ponies will be hacking in walk and trot for the next 6 weeks to build up a good base level of fitness. Although Cognac has been hacking out this month, Harry hasn't done any work for a few months now so they will both be starting their training from different points and I expect Cognac to get fitter quicker than Harry because of his type and temperament. This month I will also be playing with getting the horses used to each other and maybe turned out together and I'm going to put a tent in their field to see what they think! Katrina.