Fall the Sixth

SEPTEMBER 2007 We’re jumping a course. A course! It’s my second one, and I. Love. It. I’m on Delilah, and she’s not crazy about the sand arena, it's hard on her and therefore it’s harder for me to keep my arse in the saddle in the canter. But we’re going great guns the second time …

Falls: The Fourth and Fifth

JULY, 2007 I try another stable for a private lesson. I feel like I’m having an affair. ‘Pluto’ [names changed to protect the innocent and stubborn] is a strong, well-built cob. He had been taken in from the field directly into the lesson. Yeah, good idea. He takes a moment at M, every time we …

Busted

LONDON Karen was saying wouldn't it be funny if my bag got searched in Gatwick, considering? 'Pardon me, Madam,' beamed the security dude. 'Would you mind terribly if I was to search your bag?' Bugger! I grimaced at him. 'I don't imagine I have much of a choice,' I 'laughed', and he 'laughed' and proceeded …