All the horses went OK today; Minty was the only prize winner with a 6th and a nice double clear. The others will all have their day but are still work in progress.
Silver got tense in the dressage and never settled but then jumped a nice double clear, she is ready to step up to novice. Timmy and Crunchie were both a little green in the dressage but it will come. They were then unlucky to role a pole in the jumping and went well cross country. Dotty was much better in the dressage and I thought did a nice test. She then jumped well, being unlucky to have a pole and then was again very mature beyond her years cross country.
The cross country course was educational – a good course for young horses, not overly big but educational. The show jumping was an interesting track with a few fillers.
Issy and Hannah had a good day – Hannah, despite her nerves, managed a solid double clear and finished with a big smile on her face! Issy jumped a lovely show jump round and then had a stop cross country as she approached a log ditch fence with not quite enough power – but her day will come.
So a good day for all the horses and they will again have come on.
Posted 24th April