|Venue:||Kingswood Equestrian Centre|
|Test:||Prelim 4||Judge||Jane Ratcliffe|
|Test:||Prelim 12||Judge:||Justine York|
Another chance to qualify for 2014 Trailblazers Dressage Championships. I wasn’t as organised as I should have been today – I had forgotten my gloves so had to call Chris to bring them to me at Kingswood. I had forgotten that the XKR was in the garage for repair after my crash, so poor Chris had to come on his bike! It was boiling hot too!!
Not a bad day – but I was a bit disappointed with our performance , however, Finn still felt a little stiff/jarred in front so not totally surprised with the results today – will take Nicky Lickley’s advice and get Emma Dainty out to see her. I need to find a way to get Finn to be more attentive during the test, am I getting tense and transmitting this to her? Need some help with this, however, Lynsey says that I ride a test much better than I school at home!
Prelim 4 – Jane Ratcliffe’s comments were: “Nicely active paces – all on correct scales so far – now needs to take weight on hinds to develop self carriage and balance”. A lovely test.”
Prelim 12 – Justine York’s comments were: “A lovely forward thinking horse with lots to like. Just occasional lapse in concentration and confidence causing outline to vary. Tactfully ridden – Well Done!”