Monday, September 10, 2012

Goal achieved for Training 3

This year, one of my "quiet goals" was to achieve over 70% in training 3. At this weekend's schooling show we did it. Yeah! We held the canter, the transitions (most of them) were better, our halts improved -- but our stretchy trot was pretty mediocre. I hate losing points to something that Ri can do well at home, but that's the breaks. The footing at this show was absolutely marvelous, and I could really feel the difference in Ri's gaits. He definitely likes the softer/moderately deeper footing.

Also I got the chance to see a friend's new young prospect -- a bright bay mare with chrome and super bloodlines -- started by someone that boards at my barn. She is totally awesome, and I can't wait to see them go next year.


  1. Nicely done! He looks well forward, especially on the downward transitions. Glad you reached your goal, you've been working hard to earn that score!

  2. I love how you ride your horse, Stacey. Forward and free and balanced. A beautiful test and a well earned score.

    AND Riley has a flying change!

  3. Congratulations on meeting a goal! It is so nice to reach a goal.

  4. I have been quietly following your blog for about a year now, how I must comment. I thought u both look wonderful & please keep the vids coming !!!

  5. Lovely test! As an eventer, I can't help but get excited to see the horse jump after they show off their beautiful gaits in the dressage test! With Riley's canter I bet he'd be fun to jump. Plus he clearly has the auto-change idea, I thought his sneaky flying change across the diagonal was great! Not what you wanted of course, but showing off that he's got talent!

    Its fun to see your progress with him. Love the pics and videos.


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