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    Yay first one of the season!!

    The day didn't start off great as there was a big accident on the motorway which delayed us and then we got stuck trying to park so had to wait to be towed in, which meant I was late for my dressage and arrived as the person before me was just starting their test!

    So with only a few minutes to prepare he was still a little too fresh going into the test so jogged in his walk and cantered in his trot, however the judge was still kind enough to award us a 34.

    Show Jumping he was great, if a little spooky, but he jumped a fab clear.

    Now I'd told myself from the beginning that I was going to run slow no matter what mark I was on, mainly because he needs a bit of a confidence round but also the ground was very wet. He was a very brave pony, had a couple of hesitations but continued all the same. I'm not bothered if he wants to look, trot into it or whatever as long as he goes when I say to. I'd rather have 100 time faults and let him enjoy it than try for time and scare him, which I think I've made the mistake of in the past! So he gave me a lovely ride and finished clear with about 25 time, but double clear all the same!

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    All set to go home!!


    No dressage photos but here are a couple of lunging ones from yesterday!

    Last edited by beating_hooves; 12-03-2013 at 13:27.

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    Good confidence giving start to the season!

    Well done
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    Aww fab start to the season! Lovely photos and lovely horse! Well done



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    Fab start!! do love the look of your boy

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    Well done! Have heard the ground wasn't great so sounds like you did the right thing taking it slowly - there's plenty more events for going for the placings later on in the year!
    Where are you off to next?

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    Great start to your season! As you say, no point creating problems at the start of the season with pushing for time. Can't wait to get going myself!!

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    Fab stuff, love it!

    What height was you doing?

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    Well done, such a good start to the season! He looks lovely as well, sounds like a good day


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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahandbronson View Post
    Well done! Have heard the ground wasn't great so sounds like you did the right thing taking it slowly - there's plenty more events for going for the placings later on in the year!
    Where are you off to next?
    Thankyou! Yes, they cancelled it on sunday because of the ground.
    I'm going to Stafford next on the 23rd or 24th to do the BE100 plus!

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    Fab stuff, love it!

    What height was you doing?
    Pre-Novice, so about a metre.

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    Well done on your double clear!

    Fab pics
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