Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Reeco's first dressage and first ever ridden show
Well we made it to the dressage today despite sleet and snow.
Reeco was an angel, I tied him to the side of the lorry, went back inside to get the grooming box and reeco decided to break his twine and take himself for a walk. He was found gently strolling down the isle of horseboxes, saying hello to a couple of horses on the way.
Tied hime back up, gave him a quick brush and shoved his saddle on him.
Took him to the warm up (we were the only ones there at that time) and got on him. He did NOT drill me into the floor infact he didnt even flinch.
Warmed him up and settled him, then I got back off, changed into my show kit and then got back on him.
Back into the warm up and then straight into the arena for oour test. It went reasonably, he did take exception to the white boards and he was very behind my leg and backing off a bit, but as he had felt very explosive as we went in I didnt push him.
Came away with a score of 58.7%, no unexpected comments on the card (basicly needs to be more forwards and he was on the wrong bend whilst spooking at the white boards).
Good enough for 3rd place and a nice shiney yellow rosette.
No photos yet as the only photos take were on a disposable "real" camera and we need to finnish the film before having it developed.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT