Hipp was also having his first run cross country in a while and he hummed along; he was a bit fresh in the dressage and so I didn’t feel I got his best work but he scored well. He then got a bit tense in the show jumping and rolled a couple of poles but nothing I’m worried about. He will relax in to things, he’s not been out for a while and so he was very excited to be eventing again. He went around the cross country like the old pro that he is which was great news.
Womble also did well today, just rolling the planks in the show jumping, frustratingly as he had a little look, but jumping like a top the rest of the round and then going well cross country. He was just a bit green going in to the water but in some ways that’s not surprising given the ducking he got at Le Lion poor chap. He will benefit from a couple more runs before he heads to Houghton.
So all in all a good day at the office, and nice to be working in such glorious weather – although I hate to say it I would be glad for some rain now as I’m worried the ground at the spring events will quickly turn to concrete which none of us will want.
Posted 25th March