Fab lessons with Sue Harris, all the 4yo’s showing so much potential and Paddy was great too.
Flame did some XC schooling, she was very well behaved proving to be a real genuine easy 4yo…
Fun time XC schooling with 4yo’s Jerry and Billy Wednesday morning, both super, Jerry even popped a couple of Novice fences making them look easy! 🙂
We had a trip to Finchingfield EC, Elms Farm on Monday to pop round a course with 4yo’s Jerry and Billy, livery Paddy, 6yo Gemma and Dennis came to have a go round a bit bigger course before he steps up to 90 at the weekend! All were very good 🙂
On the Monday after Horseheath’s BE event they opened up their full flagged and dressed courses for schooling.
Jerry went along and jumped round the full 90 course just like a competition. He jumped clear and was so well behaved, ignoring various other horses that were milling around some of the jumps.
On Monday 24th July Rosie took Jerry and new boy Rocky to have a quick school XC at Littles whilest EEHPC camp is on. Jerry mainly went just to trot through the water as a reminder since he was doing his first event the following weekend, he was fab and trotted straight through.
Rocky is a registered connemara 4yo, he has not long been broken but as Rosie was going anyway she thought she’d take him along to pop through the water etc, he was fab, jumping ditches, going through the water, everything.
Dennis also came for a pop through the water and also quick spin round the showjumps before his first event at the weekend too. He was also great.
Today we went over to Chandra’s for Rosie to have a flatwork lesson with Elaine on Stan in prep for Little Downham this weekend, he was a very good boy.
We also took Jerry to run through his dressage test ready for his first ever unaffiliated event next week end! He is still very green but tries very hard!
Rosie also had a sit on Dennis (owned by Chandra) in a dressage saddle for the first time, Dennis is also doing his first event next week end.
Today we went XC schooling at Stratford Hills with Jerry (homebred 4yo), Dennis (6yo owned by Chandra) came along for Rosie to ride too, both were superstars…
The decision to jump the earlier classes BS at Codham with Stantheman turned out to be a good one for Rosie on Tuesday!
1. They weren’t keen on waiting around too long and 2. It was going to rain!
Like the Mr Consistent that he is Stan won both his classes, paying for himself and Jerry’s entries plus gaining a few ££ profit!
Jerry jumped another clear in the clear round so it was decided that it was time he tackled a British Novice, a few down but showing so much promise, next time he can go straight in the BN!
Dennis, owned by Chandra also came along to jump his first ever course of Showjumps in the clear round, a couple down but a good start.
A trip to Codham Park on Tuesday with Jerry who was a star jumping clear in the clear round, much improved from last time He then had a wander through Codham’s water, such a cool dude.
Stantheman was jumping out his skin for a fab double clear 1.10. Then the 1.15 was eventful! Jumping in torrential rain we don’t know if any of the other entries jumped! As soon as he finished the rain slowed and they went back in to jump clear!
Rosie has been having regular flatwork lessons with Elaine Forge, Stan’s next test includes shoulder in and simple changes on the centre line, these are both things Rosie and Stan struggle with a little, shoulder in because it’s still quite new to Stan and simple changes because his canter is quite big and being on the centre line makes it harder, plus following a medium canter makes it even tougher to get his canter small.
These are the things they worked on yesterday, Elaine is away next week before Stan’s next event but Rosie now knows exactly what to concentrate on.
Today Jerry (homebred 4yo) went to Ely Eventing Centre for his first proper go at XC schooling, he was great, Rosie said “it’s so rewarding when you’ve done them from the very start, even better when you bred them!”
Dennis (owned by Chandra) also went for a bit of schooling, he was fab too, fingers crossed he’ll get out Eventing this season.
A long day at Wix EC with Jerry and Buddy. We did the dressage (first ever competition for both). Very well behaved despite neither having seen white boards before and Jerry had never been indoors. Jerry was 3rd and 4th. Buddy was 7th.
They then jumped round a showjumping course on grass and did some XC schooling. They experienced all three phases of eventing for the first time ever, all in one day. Dressage boards, SJ on grass and XC! Good ponies!
Jerry (homebred 4yo) went to his first ‘grown up’ show today to jump the clear round, he had a few poles in his first round but then jumped clear! Not yet been 3 months since he was first sat on! Most genuine lovely young horse.
Having always broken in her own horses for as long as she can remember Rosie decided to give herself a bit more time to concentrate on the ones already going and sent Clover (Homebred 3yo) away to be started whilst she was away last week. Thank you very much to Rikki and Claire Gradley for doing a lovely job with Clover, she was picked up and has had a few days work here before she will be turned away to get some good grass and do some more growing. Exciting one for next year 🙂