Spencer and Sam were also my 'teachers' and taught me how to tack up for driving. Spencer, I have to add, was rather cruel, and took everything to pieces and made me put everything back together!!! (Cheers Spence but Thankyou!!!!)
When we were told to tack up Sonic, I thought it was for Angela or John to drive him - NOPE I was driving him!!! What a perfect Gentleman, and such a pleasure to drive such a fabulous horse - Cat Got Cream lol!!
My first day at Monnington ended with a lovely meal with John, Angela, Gertrude Hendriks and her lovely hubby and not forgetting Sam who came with me, and all we talked about all night was - Morgans!!!
Sunday came as a bit of a shock - the clocks went forward so morning came a little sooner than normal! Sam & Kassey greeted me with a cup of tea (thank God!!) I have to say Sam, Spencer & Kassey are three of the nicest people I have met in a long time and were very good putting up with the older pupil all weekend!!
The weekend was (nearly) finished nicely with the unexpected arrival of Paul, Tina and Loren Lakin. I was so happy to see them and such a nice suprise!!
Trudy the Tyrant suited her perfectly on Sunday Morning!!!! My first drive was Monnington Cassanova. Feeling over confident from the previous day, I thought 'this is cool - this is easy, I can do this'! Ohhhhhh nope!!!! Cass is a FABULOUS horse, knows his job, does it well...... and susses people out VERY quickly!!! He sussed me out..... and Yep Traci was brought down to earth with a bump!!!! Trudy took over the reins for me, made it look stupidly easy again and THEN we worked horses!!
I loved every minute of my weekend and certainly didnt want to come home. Trudy is a great Teacher, believes in her horses and her Staff. Monnington Court is always a wonderful place to go to - 'Open Doors' at any time by John & Angela.
Most of all, I would like to thank Jill and Jon Gosling for choosing me for the Gosling Scholarship. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!