Just quickly this evening; end of a long day. Thanks to Alan we trailered up to London to the Pony Centre, arriving 9.40 am as their Open Day was getting prepared. Strider settled in a box with plenty of hay and at 12 noon I tacked him up. By 12.30 we were in their indoor arena and he was just terrific. Flags, bunting etc and he took no notice. We had a long time with the photographer taking him, me, John MacDonald of the FHA, Mary Joy from the Pony Centre. Then groups of the children came to pat him and ask questions and after that I talked for 20+ minutes from his back with him as steady as a rock, ears forward and behaving impeccably – just bending one hind leg and pointing his foot so he felt a bit uneven to sit on. We were over an hour in the arena and I am so proud of him.
Thankyou Alan for your help. Photos and more about the day later. Now I need some sleep!
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