It was a hot, oh but twot day. A field of 5 similarly classed and prepared horses, so it was going to be a great competition. The first phase we averaged 22.36 kph finishing 2nd. On two different occasions I realised I´d stopped breathing - concentrating so hard on pointing TWB on the best possible path - because the girl just puts her head down and ´goes´ without a care for where she puts her toes, and the path was "nasty" (railroad sharp stones, concrete, asphalt, and compacted hardcore). Fortunately I realised before I keeled over LOL
At the end we finished 3rd, with 0.80 kph time difference between us and 1st place, but just looky-looky at our recovery times.
Nothing I do, I do lightly. I make sure I am as well informed as I can possibly be. Fortunately my husband has supported me through all my studies, and what, initially, over 12 years ago now, appeared a totally hair-brained idea to him. For that I must thank him from the bottom of my heart.
I think I can truly say I practice what I preach. I have not only proven this with my lovely barefoot beauties, but also developing my own feed (along with a well known Spanish manufacturer), to provide the complete package for unshod horses. Equilibrium - Hoof & Heart (of course) is the fuel that got Suska to this level of fitness - along with our training and her naked hooves