Friday, 11 April 2014

4th - 10th April 2014 - Sunny evenings and preparing for our first ever hunter trial.

This week has been a good one.
Saturday's dressage went better than I anticipated. We had a harsh judge, and Adam was very tense at a new venue, after a long journey. Bit of a monkey in the warm up, but behaved perfectly in his tests. Very spooky arena!

We hacked with 3 other horses this week too. This is the first time I've braved this situation in 3 years, and he wasn't as bad as I though. Just thought that everything meant canter. Super!
Hacked alone yesterday around a longer and spookier hack. Very good pony, little tense but overal I think he really enjoyed it.

Hacked with lovely pheobe and Sarah this evening. Perfect pony, really tried and we had a lovely time :) also fantastic sunset!
Everything we have taught him in the past few months is really starting to sink in. So pleased!
The scary part....Hunter trial on Sunday. We are ditching the 'looking pretty and keeping calm' for going flat out and having fun.
He's never done one, haven't jumped him over anything solid for a good 5 years. Unfortunately haven't had the facilities at our yard or no transport. This should be interesting.
To ease him in gently (and myself!) We are going for the 2ft 3 pairs class. Colin will be leading the way (unless Adam loves life and overtakes him!!) So hopefully it won't be too disastrous!
Fingers, toes, hoofs and eyes crossed please!