Coral Keen: Sometimes it’s nice to be proven wrong

I’m writing this from the Osberton young horse championships where Total Belief (April, pictured above at home) runs in the CIC2*, which is the seven-year-old class. It’s great to have her here, especially as she is a homebred and I’ve produced her from scratch.

It’s a super venue with a great atmosphere — it feels almost like you’re breaking up from school with the season almost over.

April is a huge horse and at one stage I did question whether she’d make it onto the bigger stage. She’s never put a foot wrong, and progressed impressively through the lower ranks, but I wondered at the end of last season whether she really had that star quality about her that sets horses apart, where they are quick thinking, athletic and honest.

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