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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The First Winter Dressage

On Sunday (4th Nov), local unaffiliated dressage was the first thing that Thomas and I had done since our last event at the start of October (Askham Bryan). We've been out hacking and been in the school as many time as I can count on one hand... So really just been having an easy time of it recently!

TTE were getting a little bored at home, and now it is dark on an evening, we feel we need things to aim at. We entered some unaffiliated dressage, doing prelim 13 and 14....

With the way that the classes ran, we did P14 first. Thomas warmed up like a dream, really trying and working lovely in the hand and off the leg:

We went into the main arena, and although Thomas was a little tired from a good warm up we came 4th with 65%!! There was 30 in the class, so we was thrilled!

The second test we were asked to follow straight into the warm-up and go after those there if possible. I wish really I'd given Thomas a rest, but next time I'll know. By the time the test came, Thomas was a little tired and really he is only used to doing one test! We missed a canter transition, Thomas just didn't seem to know what was asked, but I can soon forgive him - he can't be perfect all the time!! 

Here's the video of the first test - P14:

We're all very pleased with this first winter competition outing, and plan to do many more throughout the colder months. Keep following us for updates and to see how we're getting on!

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