On xc, cruising between 7 and 8.
I'm a little behind on this one. Ok, weeks behind. School and other stuff has been getting in the way of writing posts lately, but that's only temporary.
Klein and I competed in the Flora Lea Unrecognized June HTs at Novice. That was the first unrecognized I went to there and to be honest, we should have done Training. Next time...next time. Flora Lea is a great place and their shows are very well organized and run. Since we were there for the recognized I know they have a proper Novice course that is a good place to test out any adjustments in training, which is what we were there for.
I wanted to improve my dressage score and my stadium. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures or video from dressage! The Other Half was out of town that weekend so it was just Klein and I. Klein warmed up great and felt really, really good! I knew we did well and had a feeling we would be pretty happy with our score, and we were. We scored a 27.8, and that was in her french-link loose ring snaffle. We had not used that bit in a show since 2011.
Stadium came up and Klein warmed up great. A couple jumps and she was ready to go in the ring like usual. At the recognized I had two stops in the ring because I wasn't giving her my full attention. I was not letting that happen this time.
Here's the xc helmet cam:
At the end of the day my dumb mistake in stadium cost us 3rd place. My rail put us from 3rd to 6th, but that didn't matter, we went out there to test some adjustments in our training and have a better day than we did last time we were there and we accomplished that!