After years of always wanting to do dressage but never having the guts, the transport, or the horse at the same time, I finally entered a local dressage day. Louis competed in the Prepatory 2 & 4 Walk/Trot classes and while the P4 test (which was run first) was pretty average as he wasn’t settled, I couldn’t have been happier with the work he produced in the P2. I know there are many rider faults in there, and some moments of resistance, but I was very proud of Louis for learning to execute decent walk/trot transitions in the space of a week and pulling them off in the ring. We scored a solid 59.4% for a 4th placing, with 7s for the walk movements. A lot of the critique for this test was in regards to him being on the forehand a lot of the time, but for a prep test I couldn’t really care less – he was submissive and worked with me, and did me proud for a horse who couldn’t trot in a straight line, would flick his head around instead of putting it down most of the time (he could do it but not consistently), and liked to try and pace (even though he isn’t a standardbred!) in between walk and trot 3 months ago!
Your comments and constructive critique are welcomed.
As a side note, I did hear someone comment on my wearing spurs in a Prep test today. Fair enough, they didn’t know the horse but my reason for doing so is that he gets very worried when I ride with a whip – I’m not sure exactly of the history behind this but I think I can probably guess. That being the case, I decided to ride with spurs for the comp and the week leading upto it as he took to them very easily, but now the comp has been and gone, we’ll be returning to spurs-free work at home and slowly getting him used to the dressage whip.
Feisal by Sire Fernando / u.d. Mare by Lavallo – born 1995 – Gelding – Danish Warmblood
Feisal, approx. 174cm tall, was and is still successful presented within international Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Kuer competitions. For example he has won the internation CDI*** dressage horse competition in Oslo – Norway, in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Kuer riding classes. This beautiful white gelding is excellent to ride and is pleasing the dressage rider as well as the spectators. This dressage horse is a very special recommendation for every rider who likes to be successful within the international high qualified Dressage Competitions.
Chalifas is a 10 years old beautiful black gelding. His height is 178cm. He has a brilliant play of movements and is excellent to ride.
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Me and Buster had our first competition today- a Dressage test, and he was really good. I was mainly trying to get him used to a show enviroment. Bless him he behaved so well.
On the right leg canter he struck off on the wrong leg, and I chose to carry on and not to correct it as Buster is funny about starting on the right leg (usually on the left rein, but typically he did that perfectly and went wrong on the right leg) So I invisaged us trying for ages to get the correct lead, so decided to just carry on. Unfortunatly this made him unbalenced and so he broke early. But apart from that I was really pleased
Also, Buster shakes his head when hes stressed or excited, its not his bit or anything!