“My standy boy is my best friend.
He came from a rescue/rehab place local to me.It was love at first sight
, the day we met. Banjo was only green and his trainers were mildly concerned he might need more than my skill level could provide. They were right! But it was meant to be, I knew it from the moment he put his big head on my shoulder.
Fast forward a few years and we’ve had the odd trail ride, some hit and miss ground work sessions, and LOTS of morning coffees together.
Banjo is my heart horse
, and if we never get beyond walking in hand or sharing a morning coffee, he will have more than earned his keep. But he deserves more! And so do I.
My goal for us long term is to just look after each other. My ‘ideal’ riding goal for us is to settle into an easy, gentle trail riding routine.
I’m nervous, clumsy, uncoordinated and beyond excited. I’ve followed Raising the Standards since my boy first came home all those years ago and lacked the confidence to actually give it a crack.
Thanks for creating an inclusive platform and being so supportive. I'm very much looking forward to the program starting and excited to read others' stories!!