WHAT IS YOUR DAY TO DAY RIDING SCHEDULE LIKE?
When we are not at a horse show, a typical day at Beacon Hill begins around 7:30 am. The routine consists of flatting between four and twelve horses with an emphasis on improving the horse’s suppleness, strength, and balance. For the most part, schooling and jumping lessons occur once a week either in an individual or a group format.
My trainers regularly assign I Toon, an equitation horse, and Marga, a high junior jumper for me to flat. The additional rides allocated by my trainers are horses which belong to another customer and who will not be riding on a given day.
Farm duties such as cleaning tack, tacking-up horses, setting jumps for lessons, rolling bandages and/or wraps and packing and unpacking for horse shows are customarily part of my responsibilities at Beacon Hill. Other equine related activities/chores that could be a part of any given day include but are not limited to hand walking, bathing, brushing and grazing horses, sweeping up, and helping when the farrier or the veterinarian visits may require an extra hand.
Next week, Beacon Hill will be at a great local show, the Monmouth County Horse Show, Freehold, NJ.
Thank you for your continued support and questions.
Talk to you soon!