Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
I think you're being a bit hard on yourself there Faye!
I have my second official comp this weekend, and it's our first Official Elementary too. I'm working with my coach on techniques to help me with my stage fright, so hopefully that will help me on the day.
Key and I are working on (still, always) maintaining self carriage in all aspects of our training. It's a fault that I have, she is more than capable to work in self carriage, I like to micro-manage and find myself not allowing her to. I'm getting much better with allowing it to happen now. As a result we are getting much more swing and relaxation in her work. Funny that. Having a small issue with the walk about the haunches turns, our campdrafting background tends to turn them into rollbacks if I don't really concentrate on keeping the forwards. Hopefully we will be starting work on flying changes after the comp.
Rhett is still in rehab mode. He has some hind quarter issues from a poorly fitted saddle that have been made worse by being somewhat overweight. So we are doing lots of straight lines, pole work, slopes etc and slowly dropping the weight while improving his hind quarter strength. Boring, but gives me plenty of time to concentrate on fixing my position issues while we go round and round the arena.