|Thursday's lesson with my friend Helen - dressed as skeletons naturally|
Happy Halloween everyone :)
I've never been bothered before but this year I'm very much on board. An excuse to dress up, make things and eat chocolate must not be missed. I can't believe it's taken this long...
We went to see our friends last night and their two children have gone bonkers decorating the house with cobwebs and skeletons and they'd made a big Halloween treasure hunt for us. It was brilliant fun and really cool.
Then this afternoon I walked into the living room and found Phil carving a pumpkin so I had to try too - equine themed of course! I love my pumpkin pony :)
Real pony is still a jolly little soldier, though it's been a rainy week for them and he's got a touch of mud fever. No swelling, just some small scabs on his near fore. I've been putting Aromaheel on which I find very good but if it flairs up more he'll need antibiotics.
Yesterday I did Step 1 of the The Pony Club Coach Development Course. I was a bit lousy with cold and not feeling super confident but my mini lesson seemed to go quite smoothly and the feedback was good.
There's a lot to think about now if you want to be a coach. You need sound knowledge, people skills and horse skills of course, but also you need to be on top of your paperwork. When I spoke to the tutor afterwards she said that the Olympics coming to London had started a tidal wave of improvements in coaching. I never thought of that - but I love the idea. It was so exciting to watch, and made dressage so popular, and it's nice to think that the influence carries on and even affects little tadpoles like me!
The course was very well taught and I'd like to do the second part in the spring.
Be happy x