Monday, 26 September 2016

Super showjumping lesson!

This weekend, we headed up to our instructor's facility to have our last lesson for a while - she is due to go on maternity until the end of November. We were really looking forward to it as we hadn't jumped properly in a good few weeks and were still beaming from our progress at the One Day Event earlier in September.
Louie warmed up, very tense and very excited!! Starting with some canter poles on the ground, and making a four stride distance in three easy strides!!! :-/
So we spent a little bit of time getting back the rhythm, consistency and fluidity to the canter before starting to jump.


Sunday, 25 September 2016

August & September Round Up

So, it's been a busy few months, with a hectic summer work schedule, lots going on outside of work, as well as lots of fun with Louie!! So much, we've missed out updating our blog...

We had a great start to getting back to it after I came back from holiday at the end of July, and this continued into August. We started the month with a great showjumping lesson - getting back into the rhythm and jumping round a course. It was a great lesson, and Louie loved to be back working and doing some jumping again! After the lesson, we headed home to enjoy watching the first day of the Olympics & the Eventing Dressage...

Monday, 12 September 2016

Our First One Day Event

We took the plunge, and even though we felt a little unprepared, we entered our first ODE! Louie took it all in his stride, and behaved impeccably, even wanting to do more when we'd finished!

We hadn't done a dressage since the beginning of July so Louie was a little excited and tense in the warm up. But he soon settled and worked nicely before heading into his test.