Routine canters for those in training who have had a busy enough week. We got all of the 3 year olds over a small fence in the ménage. Kates Son jumped a hurdle under a saddle in the ménage for the first time and Flashing Glance who showed no ill effects from his run at Bangor yesterday jumped hurdles in the ménage too.
I couldn’t bring myself to watch the re-run of Flashing Glance's race last night but I have watched it this afternoon. His jumping was poor but for whatever reason he ran no race at all. As Richard said, he forgot to breath and for what it is worth, in my opinion, that was his undoing. His jumping this morning was more than acceptable and he will get plenty more of the same before we get him back on the track, probably, relatively quickly.
We schooled Silk Run, David’s Phoebe, Midnight Aurora, Thomas Patrick and an unnamed Winged Love gelding over hurdles on the schooling strip. Kimberlite Candy and David John schooled over fences.
Our physio Emma Padfield was in this morning, she treated 9 horses, some simply had routine checks others were getting a treatment for the first time. It is a necessary expense, Emma gets their alignment correct and works on any muscle stiffness or tight spots.