We have just had the most lovely few days with our horses.
It all began when my alarm went off at 5.30 am on Friday when we had an early start to take Mindy to Stafford Horse Trials.
She was an absolute star and couldn’t have gone any better to finish on her dressage of 28 and in 4th place. A week before she hadn’t even seen a real XC fence. She took it all in her stride, there were a few few seriously green wobbles in front of a few fences but she listened to my aids to keep straight and jumped everything I asked her to. She even qualified for the 80 championships in the Autumn at Weston Park. I can’t believe such a green horse has had such a high place at her first ever outing on grass. Love her.
Then Saturday another early start to take the other 3 to a dressage show and once again they couldn’t have gone any better.
In the prelim tests Captain won on 70%, Buddy 2nd also on 70% and a rather inatentive and wobbly Dynamo, pictured, came 3rd in the walk and trot test with 66%. I also rode Barney who is a clients horse to sort out a few problems she was having and I finished 4th on him, I came out of the arena saying he will go sweet for his owner now. He did too as his lovely owner Kelly finished 3rd in the prelim on 69% and even scored a 9!!!
Sunday we took Captain XC schooling, he has improved since last years XC schooling outing and jumped straight over the ditches and was very bold into the water, he was actually too bold at times when he lept off one of the drop fences I had to sit really tight as he has a huge jump.
I need to sleep now, luckily Monday is a day off, just some quiet hacking to do.