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        10-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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    Trained
    Spring Dressage Championships

    Phew, what a big weekend!
    Spring Champs for 2012 has just finished, and it was great to see the quality of horses and riders improving each year.
    Unfortunately I didn't go as well as I'd been hoping for, make some stupid errors in my prelims on Saturday, and by Sunday Spighi had buddied up with my coach's gelding and spent the full warm up squealing and jacking up - I should have just bought a mare along
    The work in my tests felt quite good, and I ended up 7th in the prelim with all professional riders in the 1-6th placings.
    First novice felt horrendous and I was tempted to not bother riding the second test and embarrass myself, but I'm glad I did as I felt like I got the best work out of him that I've had in novice so far. Got my lengthens, stayed balanced through the 10m circles and first time I've ridden a dead straight centre line of him, with all halts square *wipes brow - that one has been a worry!*
    Unfortunately the scores didn't reflect the much better quality test and I actually ended up on the same score for both novices. But not too fussed, I'm very happy with the work I had and feel that he's ready to bump up to elementary for the end of the year.








         
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        10-15-2012, 08:58 PM
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    Yearling
    I'm loving your mounts head set in the first photo especially. Nicely done in your placing it must've been very stiff competition you both look lovely!
         
        10-15-2012, 09:17 PM
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    Green Broke
    Great job! Congrats!! You guys look great! Im sure the next one will go better
         
        10-16-2012, 12:08 PM
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    Weanling
    Congrats! I'm glad you decided to go ahead with your class even though you weren't "feeling it" - always an experience to learn from!!
         
        10-16-2012, 12:55 PM
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    Trained
    Very nice pictures of your horse and you
         
        10-16-2012, 08:49 PM
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    Showing
    Great pics, Kayty!
         
        10-16-2012, 08:54 PM
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    Foal
    Nice Pictures...nice job:)
         
        10-16-2012, 08:59 PM
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    Showing
    Looking great! I think Sphigi is turning into the little horse that could :)
         
        10-16-2012, 09:15 PM
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    Trained
    Thanks folks :)

    Yep Mandy, so much for my project horse, he's turning out really well! I'm entering him in his first elementary test in early November

    Elementary 3B - no idea what level that is in the US so here's the test!

    http://www.equestrian.org.au/site/eq...20Tests/3B.pdf

    Will be nice to get back out of prelim/novice again, I've been stuck in that rutt for a few years now thanks to so many horse dramas I never seem to have one long enough to get it past novice!
         
        10-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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    Started
    Lovely!
         

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