Thanks 2018... it's a wrap!

Looking back at the season it has been a good year in many ways particularly in the horses development from start to finish. Some results were so near to being big ones! The horses may not have been big wins but they have had their own achievements which are good building blocks for the future.

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Strange start to the week

This is becoming too regular - I started the week sitting in a meeting all day. This is very alien to me and I find it strange not being outside in the yard. This was planning the next few months website changes and social media structure combined with new plans for the new year. More news on this over the next few months!!

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Get the support you need!

It never ceases to amaze me how my body being out affects the horses performance so much and vice versa. I started going to Lynne a few years ago and we are now working on different aspects of the bodies energy to which we were when I started.  We are now working on keeping a constant level of self belief rather than the roller coaster that can happen.

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Try to enjoy the journey, and be yourself!

I have been watching some of the swimming European Championships which have been quite exciting and team GB are doing well.  I was struck by a comment that Adam Peaty said after he had broken his own world record “ I am trying to enjoy it (the whole journey of his swimming) and be myself.”

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Lindsey Hopkinson
Back to being busy - Summer recess over!!

We did something a little different and spent a day filming training videos for my Academy that will be available on my website in due course.  We did a mixture of dressage movements and show jumping exercises. As has been the norm it was a boiling hot day and quite exhausting.

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Lindsey Hopkinson
The quiet time is over...

During the last month the horses and I  have had a quiet spell. Some due to small niggles and others due to let down time and hard ground. We are not rushing to get them out but have entered some competitions from this week on and will take each event as it comes.  I have taken the opportunity to make the most of the quiet time.

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Time to reflect and reboot

Having got back late on Sunday night Monday was reboot day.  Luckily we had unpacked the lorry on Sunday night - there is nothing worse than getting back from a weekend and having to unpack on Monday morning - not a good start to any week.

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Lindsey Hopkinson