Little Downham XC schooling 22.6.17

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.

Jerry
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Wix Dressage 25.5.17

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!

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Clover (homebred 3yo)

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 🙂

Clover
Clover
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Dressage Training 20.4.17

On thursday Stan had some more dressage training at Chandra’s (Rosie’s Godmother), Stan was great and Jerry came along for another outing too, he was also very well behaved.

Since we were at Chandra’s, Rosie gave her horse Dennis a jump too. Dennis came to stay with Rosie a couple of years ago to get some jumping experience, since then he has been concentrating on his dressage and hasn’t jumped until Thursday when Rosie had another ride. He was a very good boy and you never know, he might be eventing by the end of the season!

Dennis
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Dressage training 14.4.17

Stan and Rosie had a great flatwork lesson on Friday with Elaine Forge, it was mostly concentrating on getting Rosie back into dressage mode, Rosie said it was a very beneficial lesson and she could feel a real improvement in her position, aids and therefore the way Stan was going.

Jerry also went along for his first outing, he went in the field and popped a few little XC fences that were there, very good boy.

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Backing Jerremiah…

Over the last week Rosie has backed Jerry, our homebred 4yo. We like to back them as 3yo’s but since Rosie was pregnant last year she did all the ground work but never actually got on.

Since coming back in he has been lovely and seems to remember what he was taught last year! We’re excited about this ones future 😀

Jerry
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Dressage training 29.6.16

Eeyore
Eeyore

Last week we took four to use a long arena, Bonny, Fifty and Stan in preparation for their long arena tests at the weekend and Eeyore for his first outing. Eeyore was perfectly behaved both ridden and on the lorry! The other three all worked well through their tests.

 

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A busy week of training…

We’ve had a busy week so far with jumping lessons Monday at home with Sue Harris, Dressage lessons Tuesday morning for Stan and Fifty with Elaine Forge, XC schooling at Stratford Hills for Bonny, a new ride for Rosie Tuesday afternoon and then jumping round a course at Clavering’s with Stan and Bonny today.

Bonny
Bonny
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