22nd September 2006, 13.29
Internet kiosk at TC

Well, Kipling provided the script for today, but in a somewhat different manner than what I was expecting.

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same”

Yep, failed my BASI exam. Was on my riding, I just wasn’t up to scratch. It’s the right decision, but it’s still tough and I’m gutted. But at least I’ve got my Stage 1 and a job to go to.

I’m still proud of what I’ve achieved and how far my riding has come this season – this was always going to be a huge challenge and to have walked away with 2 qualifications and a job means a lot to me. I’ve travelled the road not taken and don’t regret a second of it.