The POP show at the Florida Horse Park was a day of ‘Firsts’ for all the horses we took…..so great to practice ‘off the radar’ and give the young ones some low-key outings.
With a move up to Intermediate imminent for one of our Fernhill sales horses – Here’s Jonny – it was great to get in the ring and have a go at his first Intermediate test and jump round some bigger show-jumps. I was SO pleased with him – he did a really sweet test (things to work on – but hey, that’s a daily occurrence!) and delivered a very smooth stadium round which is something I’ve been working hard with him on. Sometimes I find it easier to ride a green 4yrold than a more proven, older horse – but I’m beginning to gel with him now and am looking forward to proving him to be the solid 2* / YR horse that I think he will be!
We took two young mares, Estefania and Exmoor Xcel (Rizzy) who both did their first ever 3 phases. Although both relatively green – they behaved with maturity and both delivered three solid phases…..although Rizzy thought the mulch box had a scary goblin hiding behind it!! The things these youngsters do…..??!!!
Here’s links to the other phases for the girls – both are for sale and are very reasonably priced 🙂
Esta’s beautiful SJ round – first time over a Novice Track!……seriously scopey girlie!!
…….Don’t you just love it when you start working them laterally at home and it ‘cancels out’ the ‘straight line’ button……?? Rizzy showing her centre line flexibilty!!!!! 😉 #wetnoodle
…..Roll on 2017!!!!! D xx