On an average day I normally get to the yard between 6:45 and 7:00 I will feed him then he gets mucked out
gets fresh water and a hay net for the morning I also have to
sort out hay for lunch time and hay for the evening. Hartpury give nutritional advice
for anyone that’s on campus with their horse.
This is every day, seven days a week no let up. I normally go back to my room get
changed, go for run, and then start lectures. The lecturers here are really good. All the lessons are interesting It’s always good to have lecturers that keep you focussed and entertained in the lessons. Coming to Hartpury was
really good because I didn’t have to choose between furthering my education and riding. Then at
some point depending on my lectures, I have a lesson with Nick Burton, who is the academy director. Well this is where I think the academy is unique in that we can offer full time education in the same time that they can pursue their sporting
ambitions. Nick Burton and obviously my lessons with Carl Hester have been a massive help. Having someone like Nick on the ground, too, as an
olympic judge it’s a really amazing thing. We have strength and conditioning, we
have sport psychology, and we have nutrition talks. All of that goes towards you as an athlete being the best you can, as
well as the horse. it’s really great being at Hartpury
because it gives you the opportunity to meet other equine students as well as people from other sports. It
just means we can help each other out. We are currently in
the library it’s really helpful because it’s only a ten second walk from the blocks. You can access the internet and use all the computers in there. There is printing, scanning, and copying facilities. And then strength and conditioning. Make sure you bend that back knee more. Good, other foot around the front. Hartpury College’s facilities are one of the best in the country. There’s 3 indoor arenas, one is the main competition arena. The stabling and all that side of the facilities is brilliant here. Rio is just on the walker at the minute
as a bit of a leg stretch this afternoon. Now he will be put to bed. I then come and do late-night checks at about 8:30. Then start again from quarter to seven tomorrow morning.