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    Rossfechten weekend

    Just got back from an amazing weekend that was all about rossfechten and fencing. Since we aren’t that many people doing fencing on horseback, and we don’t really live that close together so we were a couple of friends who gathered this weekend to get to do some real training.

    Usually we mostly focus on swords, but this weekend we actually focused on mostly other things from horseback. Alot of lance technics. There is so much more to lances than just riding toward each other, there a fints, and disarming, and grabbing with two-hands and so on. So we looked at a bunch of those technics.
    Then of course we did some sparring, with swords, and also some grappling, although not that much.

    Since the horses gets tired faster than we do. We put in some foot fencing as well, so we did poleaxe (which I love) and I got to sparr with longsword and sword and buckler! I was so happy!

    It was a great weekend with a lot laugh, and alot of things learnt and to ponder!

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    Fencing training has begun

    January started a bit slow training-wise. My fencing clubs classes did not start until this week that was, but now finally its go time!

    Before I only taken sword and buckler class, but I felt I wanted to expand to longsword as so much revolves around the longswords terminology in Rossfechten, and also, I want to be able to handle a longsword! My rossfechten partner-in-crime is also taking longsword and sabre courses, but in a club nearer where she lives, but she decided to come and train at my club as well. So today we where both at the longsword class that started for the term. It was a bit slow for us, since, my friend already gone one term longsword, and even if I haven’t really trained longsword specifically I know the basic of it. But it was still fun, and hopefully we will soon start with the mastercuts, which is what I need to know.

    Then after 2 hours of longsword training, my sword and buckler class began, so total of about 3,5 hours training. And tomorrow I will do sidesword with the third rossfechten girl!

    So this spring I will train about 4 classes a week in fencing on foot! I really hope that will show in my fencing skills!

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    Not according to plan

    Things are NOT going according to plan.

    The plan was to sell Mod as soon as possible and get a new horse, either buy one if I by chance there is someone suitable out, or lend one until I found one to buy.
    Then one I would be able to have time to train for all the events this summer.
    But no.

    Mod is lame. I thought it was just that he strained himself playing in the muddy pen with his buddies. But 4 days later and he is still not better, so tomorrow I will go to the clinic.

    So not only I have a horse I cant sell. I have no horse to train with. I have cavalry training to attend, shows to practise for and technics and dressage I need to improve. I have clinics and training weekends further down the line that I need to plan for. And on top of that the money. Money I could have put into a new horse, or saddle.

    And on top of all that missing fencing training due to needing to go check on horse as he is on stable rest. And of course feeling sorry for Mod, for hurting….

    Yes, Im whining, but all these things adds up. Its not just that he is lame and that sucks. Its all that it entails.

    At the moment all I can do is wait. And I hate waiting, I want to be proactive, Im restless, I need to DO stuff!

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