It’s been another big week for Minnie Malachi. With so many new things to learn, she is busy learning her trade each day.
She galloped for the first time this week, running up the last furlong on the B grass. It can take a while to learn how to balance at a full gallop carrying a rider but she was very good. She is confident, travels straight and has a good action.
She went on another trail ride and also had her second jumpout practice at the barriers (video above). She was quicker to jump than her first attempt and was very easy to load into the gates. The lead horse is Shamus (Depreciation) who is very experienced and was having his final sprint up before racing on Monday so he didn’t wait for her this time. Each time they jumpout when they are learning, they get a bit quicker and using an experience horse like Shamus to show them the ropes is far more effective than rushing them out of the gates.