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Sunny's day at Addington

Posted on 15 August, 2012 at 2:29 Comments comments (170)
Well another very successful day with Sunny boy at Addington on Sunday. A very busy warm up made for a lively ride but not a wild one like last time out! Competing in two prelims for the first time Sunny was fairly pooped by test number two but the judge liked him (definitely more than she liked me!) and he got two very good percentages of 74 and 75.
Probably time to ride him with a proper schooling whip now, not the dwarf size one made for dressage shetlands that I currently use. It only dawned on me in the second test that it actually did not reach behind the large saddle cloth he was wearing and therefore had very little effect!! Bad luck Sunny your baby days are rapidly coming to an end!
Was very nice to be able to use the large warm up for some training in between tests when the arena quietened down, and it was pleasing to find Sunny's medium trot coming on nicely and ditto with the canter.
Anyway it's off to the Pony Club Champs next so Sunny has two free days whilst I'm away to ponder on his dressage training!

Dressage at the Lympics!!

Posted on 4 August, 2012 at 13:24 Comments comments (0)
Well how amazing is our GB dressage team doing!!!!
We really are showing the rest of the world what we can do and should have been doing years ago!!
Being privileged enough to go to the first day of dressage, I was overwhelmed by Carl's amazing fluidity and correctness of his test. He rode so accurately but without any loss of expression in the work. The horse stayed soft and relaxed with the nose in front of the vertical throughout. What a difference in comparison to some of the other riders on more extravagant horses but whos seemed to be in a constant battle to get through to the end of the test!!


Posted on 3 June, 2012 at 17:54 Comments comments (0)
welcome to my website and feel free to contact me I would love to hear from you!
Today the weather and flags led to a less than enjoyable ride out around the village this morning. Sunny thought the puddles were more frightening than the flags other than the massive union jack fluttering above his head!
Early time for his 4 year old class at Hunters on Tues best start giving him his calmer now!