|Buffalo Ballet (Lucy) and Little Glenshee (Amy)|
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
We were back on the grass this morning which was refreshing for everyone including the horses who were all bucking and squealing as if they could smell spring round the corner, it was remarkable that all partnerships remained in tact, although the ground is soft the way we manage the grass gallops means that it hadn't been used since last March so it is pretty decent, certainly in comparison to most of the racecourses (see below!). It didn't appear in any way spring like driving through the snow to Carlisle (Monday) and Amulree didn't appreciate the heavy ground, she jumped round in workmanlike fashion and it was a satisfactory enough introduction to chasing. Signs of spring were also distinctly absent at the Percy point-to-point on Sunday where it was bitterly cold and the ground was, err, muddy? - this is the finishing post..