Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Battle Hill XC Fun!

Today I hitched a lift with Rachael and Louisa to Battle Hill to go to the practice day. I was able to catch up with Kim and Reilly while I was there which was awesome! You would never know that Reilly had scared us all half to death only a couple of weeks ago with a nasty fall in the paddock which resulted in a very sore boy with a stake hole in his chest - the hole is completely healed (I had to hunt hard to actually find where it even was!) and he was absolutely loving his day out on the XC. Louisa also had Danny and Syd (Syd playing Schoolmaster for the day as Danny is only very freshly under saddle and it was his very first outing in public) and both horses equipped themselves wonderfully. It was a great day out and even the small overheating incident on the way home could not dampen everyone's enthusiasm.

When is the next outing folks?, I am keen! Will have to get on a horse myself one of these days too I s'pose!

Here are some of my favourite pix from today:

Reilly goes BOING!
Reilly and the Rolltop
Reilly - Out of the water
 Getting Syd ready
 Syd and Danny strolling
 Syd over the rolltop
 Danny's first jump
 Syd and the log

 Be careful now Syd
 Danny being so brave
 Yehar Danny!
 Danny - Now we're talkin'

 Syd and Rachael flying

 Water babies
 Reilly working on his XC canter

 Reilly over the raised log
 Reilly through the water
 Banks are no trouble for Reilly
 Reilly - Through the stockyards


Reilly and Kim on the bank complex:

Sorry Rachael ...