|Boyd and Crackerjack. Steve Berkowitz Photo|
It felt great to be competing again after seven weeks of watching everyone else! I tried to minimize the number of horses I rode this weekend and was very thankful that Caitlin took a lot of the young horses off my hands. I chose to ride four well experienced horses since I haven’t been able to school that much and trusted these horses to put in good, solid rounds.
|Boyd and Pancho Villa. Steve Berkowitz Photo|
Thanks to all the work at physio I was more more comfortable than I expected. In jumping the fracture site feels pretty good now; it’s more around the knee area, where I have a couple screws, that is more painful but overall it did not hinder me too much. I shove a soccer shin-pad in my boot and my physio Chris Doughtry has come up with a bandaging system to increase comfort. I ice it a couple times a day and am still going to physio three times a week which I think is very important. I feel like I’m getting better and better but am not quite 100% yet.
I’ve got a busy time coming up: the Memorial Day clinic at Fitch’s Corner coming up next weekend, which is always a favorite weekend for Silva and I, teaching at Fernanda’s beautiful farm in
I heard that world-renowned show jumper Peter Wylde is coming to have a crack
at cross-country, which should be a very entertaining
lesson! Millbrook, NY.
In the next couple of weeks I'm going to run a bunch of horses at Waredaca and
Plantation before I head over to Germany to
|Master Frisky. Steve Berkowitz Photo|
Open Intermediate - A
1st - Pancho Villa- 34.6
3rd - Master Frisky - 48.1
4th - Crackerjack – 47.10
|Crackerjack. Steve Berkowitz Photo|
7th - New Cadet – 37.2
Caitlin Silliman riding:
Street – 50.4
2nd - Ballyneety - 23
1st - Ray Price – 26.7
4th - Boo Ya 35.8
9th – Goldthorn Diamond Imprint – 33.0