This month marks 12 months since I brought Pringles home.
I am very grateful to Rhonda Hall (ex trainer) for trusting me to take on Pringles and give Pringles a life after racing.
Pringles’ bodywork sessions started whilst she was spelling and are still continuing today. Initially we started off with weekly sessions as her muscles were so tight. We have since gradually moved her sessions out to every 3-4 weeks depending on how she is feeling and what work is being asked of her. These days her bodywork sessions are just to keep on top of any ‘niggles’ that may occur with more physically demanding work. Horses react differently to different bodywork techniques. I have found Pringles responds well to Emmett Therapy, Physio, PEMF and chiropractic work, each of which we alternate accordingly.
The love and trust that these beautiful OTT horses give us is second to none. I am thankful for all the people who have helped and supported Pringles and I so far. I am proud of the progress we have achieved and the connection we are creating. It certainly hasn’t always been smooth sailing and we have had plenty of ups and downs along the way (and I am sure there will be plenty more to come) but I feel like we are well on the way to forming a great partnership.
Most importantly Pringles has turned into a wonderful family horse.
I look forward to many more adventures together and I hope our honest updates of our highs and lows of training have helped others 😊 I am certainly not saying that the way I have spent the last 12 months with Pringles is the only way to retrain an OTT horse but I found this is what worked best for both Pringles and myself.
Watch a video about Pringles journey over 12 months: