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Sandy and Starbright - Week 18

It has been a quiet week.  EQUITANA is 3 1/2 weeks away - exciting and scary all at the same time.


I have spent the last couple of days, teaching Cracker that it is okay to do nothing.    She seems happy to go with the flow, although a little confused as to why she is back in a small yard.  This is time which we work on moving her hind quarters and our massage techniques.


There are additional things to consider during EQUITANA, which previously I have not given a thought to.  eg the right feeding program during the 4 days, I do not want too much or too little feed and also need to ensure that Cracker drinks enough water during that time.   So we are having a few practice runs.

Assuming that I get the feed, and yarding practice right, plus stay calm myself, then we should be in a good place for each day’s activity - that’s the plan, at least version 27 of plan A (ha ha)


It seems timely to say a series of Thank-you's. 

Firstly to my Husband and kids, who have had many a late meal because 30 minutes turned into 2 hours, when I went out to say 'hello' to Cracker.  The ABC journey would not have been possible without your support.  Thank you.

Secondly to the ABC and VBA teams, we entered this event to see what we could achieve.  We have achieved and learnt much more than we ever thought possible, on many occasions the only limits were those we had placed on ourselves.  The ABC has presented us new opportunities both with and beyond horses.  Thank you, your support and guidance through the challenge has been invaluable.

 A huge Thank you to:

Kylie Roberts (of Kylie Roberts Health and Wellbeing) for assisting us prepare for EQUITANA

Leanne Wilson (of http://www.snapshotsbylw.com/) for visiting and capturing moments of our ABC journey and your insights for attending a large equestrian event.

Our Sponsor - Sandhurst Stockfeed, who have provide great feed for Cracker and Raf


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