It was our first XC schooling since LAST YEAR!!
Seriously, where does the time go??
I knew as we went over our first jump that the Fancy Pony was ON.
She felt forward, brave, and biddable! Not the slightest hesitation!
We ran through all the beginner novice stuff and only did a few novice jumps. Coach wanted to be very careful not to undermine her confidence since she was doing so well.
We jumped some new jumps we had never seen before! I just pointed and she went! It felt.... EASY!
At the end of our practice, after we hopped over the BN stone wall, she was still feeling so incredible and full of steam. I couldn't resist. Coach wasn't there to ask, so I took it upon myself to circle around and take the Novice stone wall and call it a day.
Of course, the Brave Fancy Pony gobbled it up and kept on trucking - looking for the next challenge!
Sunday, we completed the Beginner Novice horse trial with some personal bests!
We brought home a hard won 6th place, and I couldn't be prouder!
|double clean in stadium - could have cut the turns even more, if I'd wanted to...|
Pictures, video, and gopro footage to come!!