Puck Jumping 4-17-10 video by rudysmallfry - Photobucket
At age 43, I finally did my first complete jumping round ever in a show! It's Puck's first time too, so we were quite a pair. We both attempted this last year with miserable results. I lost my confidence, he dirty stopped 6 times and finally deposited me at fence 3. So this "complete" round was much better. We had a few rider error things that resulted in 2 refusals and finally an off course so we got DQ'd. Too bad since we were in second place after the dressage. Oh well. I'm very pleased if for no there reason that Puck was seriously into it. He cantered around the warmup ring like he owned the place, got all his lead changes with no real help from me, and we jumped every fence (except the 2 refusals of course) straight and centered. I kept getting left behind and need more release, but with only a week to practice between him getting sick and me having the switch barns with no notice, I consider this a big victory. If you do critique, please be kind. We just got through down and dirty. I'm just happy it went as well as it did. I'll post dressage in a bit.