Daisy and Kappi fra Frøberg are working very hard in preparation for the Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain British Championships and Summer Festival that takes place on 23-25 June in England. This will be our big trip south and I am making lists and plans worthy of Hannibal crossing the Alps.
I enjoy watching them work together.
Kappi and Daisy are both putting in a great deal of training. Most days they are doing something – either training outside, training on our oval track, free lungeing or lessons indoors.
Daisy has at least two – three lessons a week from Bjørn Roar Larsen, our local Level 3 FEIF trainer and riding instructor (International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations, representing Icelandic Horse associations in 21 countries).
We couldn’t do this without him and his extensive knowledge.
And Kappi, who we love. Kappi is a wonderful horse. He tries so hard for Daisy and his reward is the promise of a Krispy Kreme donut after the British Championships.
Some may think that Kappi lives for food.
They would be right. His stomach has a clock in it. He actually knows when it is 17:00 on the dot!
Taktur is working hard too.
He is not currently training for any specific event but still works hard for both Bjørn and Daisy. I am not riding him now.
Anywho, that is where we are at. Riding every minute somewhere! I usually accompany Daisy when she is training outdoors on Haakon or Klængur.
Krispy Kreme donuts – hmmmmm ( we can’t get them here in Shetland). I think they are an incentive for all of us, actually.