Winter update from Scarlett Ward

Things are ticking along steadily in my yard at the moment. With one retired and a few coming back from injuries it’s been a quiet winter but that is no bad thing. It has given me the chance to do some more teaching, something I don’t have as much time for when we are away every week!

Having recently moved back to Yorkshire, I am reestablishing myself within the area and it’s great to have quite a few new clients. I have also had the opportunity to do quite a bit of Hunting, something else I wouldn’t normally get chance to do during a busy show schedule. I absolutely love it! Such a change from the showjumping arena but I’m sure variety is good for your riding…. That’s my excuse to go anyway!

One horse who is returning from an injury goes regularly to a local point to point yard where I ride fast work with her to get her fitness up in readiness for the upcoming competition season. It’s quite tough for a big warmblood trying to keep up with the thoroughbreds and there’s always the worry that they will tie up and suffer with the lactic acid after work. I have been feeding her Excel Neutra Lac and we have had no problems! A fantastic supplement really doing its job! I also feed the same horse Excel Respro because she suffers with her wind slightly. I can see a huge improvement and she wouldn’t be as fit or finding the work as easy without the help of these supplements. Despite the horse having an injury last year I have high hopes for her future. Watch this space!

Over the Christmas period I dropped my horses work back and gave them a little holiday. We are lucky to have miles and miles of fantastic hacking around us so that has kept them ticking over along with plenty of lunging. Now we are into the new year the work will increase again and I will start to plan more shows. Our next show is at Bishop Burton College on January 10th. I am really looking forward to getting going.

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