Starr Vaughn Dressage II was absolutely beautiful this past weekend. For a mid-November show everyone lucked out. Not only was it not raining, it was sunny with a light breeze that made warming up in jackets easy.
Philip was sporting his new clip and we cantered down the centerline to get a freestyle qualifying score at Fourth Level test 3. I realized I'd never shown the test so even though we'd gone out at Price St. George a couple of times we needed to do this for a freestyle to be a reality next year--because I found terrific music!
Happily, P earned 7's on gaits AND on submission. Yeah! Good training should make a horse more beautiful , enhance the gaits.l and my sweet little horse with the straightest shoulder you ever saw was not gifted with great dressage gaits, but he is developing them.
We scored a 63% and since I saw Tamara with the Camera outside the ring I'm anxious to see the pictures she caught. We still....ok, I still flubbed the flying change right in the half-pass zig-zag. More work to done on coordinating my left leg to left rein. Thank goodness I finally got into physical therapy for the chronic issues there from left humerus fracture and vertebra crunching in my jumping days.
Back to work this week. Train, practice, laugh, and do it all again until we get it right for the sake of our horses.