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13 November,2017

A Very Exciting Spanish Project by Teri Warner

The weeks seem to be flying past me so fast at the moment, rarely having a day off and trying to find time to fit all of life’s extras in too. I am often asked if I have any plans to compete yet and my reply is often, I am lucky if I find time to pop to Tesco, let alone spare a day away to compete. I know that it will even out and get easier, building any business takes a lot of sacrifice but life on Merrywood farm is definitely worth it.

 Alex in the music clinic

Since my last update so much has changed, we had just got the school and I have been so pleased with the positive feedback from liveries and visiting riders, we have hosted many clinics with myself and also a fantastic dressage to music clinic with Amanda Birch. This was fantastic and really was just what I needed, I was starting to lose belief in my riding and after having such a long break I was really wondering if I would ever feel the way I used to.

Everyone enjoyed the day and I waited patiently for my session, feeling nervous and concerned about riding in front of others… but I shouldn’t have worried as I loved every second!

So, feeling very inspired, I then received an email from a friend in Spain that almost felt like fate. she had young horse to sell and for once it was a price that we might possibly be able to afford.

After a long discussion with my amazing Mum, she agreed to invest in this opportunity….

So as well as Alex being back in work, we also have a very exciting little Spanish horse to work with, he is very timid and only 3 years old, he is not backed and needs to fill out before he can get started, but within 3 days he has let me put a rug on, groom him and take him for a short walk.

Our beautiful yard is starting to come together 

I am hoping that we can keep generating interest in our clinics, lessons and livery over the dark winter. I am so pleased that our hard work managing the fields is really paying off and we are still able to offer full day turnout with plenty of grazing and minimal mud… it just shows that the behind the scenes jobs are just as important and worth all the effort!

With only 2 spaces left to fill, it looks to be busy as we head into the winter…

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Header image: Tolón- our new Spanish boy


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