|"Buff the Magic Dragon"|
|Cheshire Hunt Club|
Due to time constraints I changed up a training program and opted for Sally Lofting because she was close to Fox Mill since she was based out of True Prospect for the winter. I am so thankful for this decision because the lessons had some major pay-offs as Sally worked me through further improving the canter and having adjustability before the fences in relation to take-off and the height of the fence. I have noticed a real change, evident in our initial attempts this spring season.
Hope ran Morven's Training and produced her first clear round in years in SJ and a steady, clear round in the mud laden cross country course. A few weeks ago I took Hope and Grace to Plantation Field. Hope moved back up to Prelim. with a clean ride cross country and our best dressage test at the level. Show jumping was tough and implemented the terrain during a time when most of us in the area were finally able to ride outside for the first time in months. Grace contested her second Training in style with a clean cross country round and two rails in stadium.
|Photo by Steve Berkowitz - Hope Prelim Water|
|Photo by Steve Berkowitz - Grace tackles the Training Water|
Grace contested the Training again the following week at Fair Hill in which we produced my third consecutive test between both horses, complete with an error, and a score of 40.9. Stadium had one rail, but a very quick and clean trip around cross country.
|Grace tackles an early house in the Fair Hill Training|
|Photo by Steve Berkowitz - Grace Fair Hill Training|