April 9, 2016

Practising or the Grand National……?

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:43 pm by Aleksan

When I said that we were practising for the grand National this morning I did not expect Sarah to take me literally! However away we flew over the Downs and round part of the old Danebury Race Course up past Shepherds Bush to Spitfire Wood and beyond. Chocolate de la Suisse ridden by Miss Johns and Sonadora (Dancing Dora) with me on board gaiting together up hill and down dell at more than my normal speed! It was, at times, hard to hold Dora back, but luckily I managed it – and also stayed on. I did ask myself “Is this the right thing for a 71 year old, with a 50 year history of neuro disease, to be doing?” But it is amazing what an old man will do accompanied by a young lass….

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