Africa is our future

Well, we've done what we never thought we'd do... we immigrated to England and just over a year later, immigrated back to Zimbabwe. We left Africa frustrated and seeking bigger things, and quickly realised the big things were staring us right in the face!

Since our first step back on African soil, we've felt enormous relief tinged with some usual frustrations like electricity cuts and no money in the banks! I'm currently trying to work out how to charge in 3 different local currencies, with three different rates... We are however, excited to get the ball rolling, and kicked off treating some horses for the Swanson Yard before Sunday's Race meeting. We had a lovely day, they won three super races, and Ineffable (the horse our family have a very tiny share in), ran a lovely second. The picture of her below just shows why we love Zim so much, we have some very special friends here and horses are treated like Gold Dust.

Photo Credit: Our good friend Andrew Philip

To prove my point, we also had the privilege of watching Solinski win again! This horse was Champion 3yo in Zim before sustaining a serious injury, and being out of training for more than a year. True to their ethos, the Swanson Team persisted with this talented horse, and their efforts were rewarded. What a lovely day for the owners too, whose patience was paramount in this remarkable achievement.

So now that we are firmly back, what is the plan???

I will be treating horses and riders, and hopefully a few other athletes from different sports with a combination of sports massage, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release and Neurokinetic Therapy (which I will need to qualify for in the next few months). We, as always hope to collaborate with as many as professionals as possible, learn as much as possible, and assist Zimbabwean Equestrian Sports to get to where it needs to go! So if you'd like to join minds with us, take part, get involved etc. please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm hoping to get on board and help bring some fresh ideas to Zim Racing, which is also exciting!

Hopefully we get to achieve some of the goals we thought impossible to achieve from here! Personally I'd like to see a Zim trained racehorse at the Met... why not? It is always impossible, until it's done... I've learnt that if you set small goals, they are easy to achieve, and often don't inspire us to achieve more. Let us not forget our small nation had The Famous Ipi Tombe win in Dubai.

In the mean time, there is much to do, in amongst trying not to get sunburned and refraining from drinking too many Gin and Tonics in the African Sun.

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged, to find the ways in which you yourself have altered" -Mandela-

Live more friends

Kylie x

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   Kylie Bonthrone - Equine Physio and Rider Sports Therapist

          BSc (Hons) Equine Science, PGDip VPhys, SMT, NKTP, MIAAT           

     Craig Bonthrone - Strength and Conditioning Coach

       MSc Coaching Science, NSCA accredited,  BSc (Hons) S and C,  FdSc. 

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