November 07, 2009

Solway HT - Tilly

Tilly did a super dressage test, very calm and accurate. A nice free-walk too! She got lots of nice comments from the judge about how consistent she was.
Showjumping was my first time jumping Tilly in public! She overjumped a few fences, but did a very steady round and certainly wasn't spooky or fast or anything like that. I was really pleased with how easy she was.
I thought the XC might be a bit of a different story, especially as there were a few jumps that are just plain ugly. But once on-task Tilly is very mature, didn't spook or worry about any of the fences. Again there were a couple of bigger leaps when we didn't get the striding quite right. But she flew around easily.
More Tilly:
Another double clear for our team! And Tilly came home with 2nd overall! Very happy with that.. and will be doing up an advert on behalf of her owner shortly to hopefully find her a super new home! So couple that with the sunshine, and Swifty popped over to take photos (even though it was his birthday... who wants sunburn for their birthday?) - it was a real good weekend. And my truck is back in the shed - so that is just awesome.