He's coming home!!

Not sure where to start, it's been a couple of weeks. I am still not able to ride following my fall, the fractured vertebrae have healed and the bruising has gone but the haematoma that formed as the bruising started to go down is still prominent. At it's worse it was 25 cm across which is quite a lump to be carrying round in the middle of your back. It is started to go down is about half the size now but it is going to be a while yet before I can start riding which is very frustrating. Having had the fall whilst trying out the horse, I then went on to buy him but haven't managed to ride him since.

As for Ells, better give you an update on him as well. When I got his passport he wasn't actually named as he never raced, as he has been known as Elliott and this is also the name of my grandson I wanted to keep the name, his sire is Arkadian Hero so he is now officially called Elliott's Hero, which I think has a nice ring to it.

He has been in schooling livery for the last 4 weeks with the lovely lady that found him for me Naomi Carter, not sure how much schooling he has had in the past but we do know that he hasn't done very much of anything for the last year. He is coming on in leaps and bounds and seems to love his work.

Ells is also very safe out hacking and so far seems to be unflappable, he has been used to escort breakers out as he just stands quietly if they have a moment! he doesn't tank off when cantering across open fields and is quite happy either in front or behind with no pulling or silliness.

Monday we took him to West Wilts to have a school around the cross country course, this is only open for schooling the day after an event so it was quite a privilege to be able to get him there. He was amazing, he went straight round the BE80 course with no problem and even popped over the BE90 log coming out of the water. He is so docile but as we walked across to the course you could visibly see him light up but bless him, no jogging.

Monday we took him to West Wilts to have a school around the cross country course, this is only open for schooling the day after an event so it was quite a privilege to be able to get him there. He was amazing, he went straight round the BE80 course with no problem and even popped over the BE90 log coming out of the water. He is so docile but as we walked across to the course you could visibly see him light up but bless him, no jogging.

On Sunday he is going to the Hannah Francis ODE, I had entered the 70 cm, my confidence is rock bottom after all the issues with my old horse, but with my back I cannot compete but Naomi has offered to ride him for me. I am so excited. Following the competition he will finally be coming home with me, he will have a week off and then someone from the yard has offered to hack him out a couple of times a week for me and I will lunge him once a week to keep him ticking over till I can ride again.

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Ells going over West Wilts BE 80, making it look small

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