Well, first of all let's make one thing clear. This fitness regime is going too far. Seems my owner is only putting in about 25% to my 75%. Today, I was entered in my first ever Le Trec competition and she wasn't even riding me!! Her excuse is that she's going to Pilates every week. Big deal. I'm having to work much harder than that!
There were 4 of us in the team. I didn't know one of the horses but he was obviously super fit and very experienced, so of course, he set the pace for the rest of us. Here I am at the back determined to keep up for the 8km course. I managed to finish in the time allowed (under hour and half) even though there were many hills involved. However, it got worse. We came back into the yard and I thought, 'Great - back in time for lunch. But no, we went straight down to the outdoor school for more stuff!
This was easy for me - I could do it with my eyes shut