Dynamite Dynamo

My little orange superstar Dynamo pulled off another 26 dressage at Offchurchbury followed by a double Clear and inside the time to finish 2nd.

He jumped huge in the SJ and was real dynamite XC, extremely bold, quick and very athletic, he only needed mild encouragement from me at the sunken road, this fence had caused so many stops during the day.

I had the best ride on him, he was really flying, I decided to kick on once I knew I was on a fab dressage score. It was really fun to ask him to gallop quicker XC and he loved it, he ended up 10 seconds inside the time, I guess that’s where his TB blood is a huge asset.

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Dynamo Grows Up

Thrilled to bits with Dynamo on his last two runs.

West Wilts he was double clear round the BE 80 track, a few time faults XC as he’s not ready to go fast, but he did prove he can go XC in sticky mud. Jumped his first bank and was brilliant at all the combination fences, including the water, all of which which were well dressed with bright flowers and trees.

Then the week after at Ledbury Pony Club ODE he again went double Clear, He was really bold XC although I went a bit chicken and took an L fence at the water as the direct route was a large box really close to the water, more of a 90 fence and I didn’t feel he was ready, but then he jumped the skinny alternative so boldly I felt a bit silly doing the chicken route!!

He finished in 10th place and won the best dressage award, had I jumped the direct route at the water he would have won as his dressage score was 26. He did a superb test, he has become really easy on the flat over the last few weeks. I have worked on getting him more forward, plus a better contact as he has matured is giving him a more secure overall picture. I think he is going to be a very solid performer at 90 and 100 next year. He has two more events to do and then is off to join Captain for a couple of months winter holiday.

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