Combined training !

Well today we survived a trip to the mainland for combined training ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿด With the monsoon weather I woke up at 5am got ready and headed off to the yard to get Barny ready for his outing to Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre for our first ever combined training ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿคž๐ŸผPlaited and ready to go, we loaded up into the lorry and set off for the 7.30 boat ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿšฃ

After warming up they called 146 and it was our time to go in and point our toes!

About 5 movements in and I cocked up! We struck off on the wrong leg!?! What the f#ck! Weโ€™ve been working on this for ages and got it down to a T, but put me in the ring and it all goes wrong!

All in all He did a good test, nothing amazing but we got round and I didnโ€™t even have a caller! ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽ‰

On to the jumping, saddle changed and Barny was raring to go. He jumped the practice cross pole twice and the spread once and then it was time to die!

So off we go in a not so nice rhythm, missed the stride to the first but he jumped so well ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’• in fact we also missed the strides into 3,4,6 and 8๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜‚ But he picked up his feet right until the last where he pulled out! I thought I could turn him off the track on a dime and expect to sit there and him take me over.. he had other ideas ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜‚

So just one down and a stop, but we got over everything and I didnโ€™t fall off! BONUS!!!

I'm so unbelievably please with my little yellow mistake, he was perfect today. It was great to get him out doing something that he clearly loves!

Onwards and upwards for next time! Yes.. Iv come away with a lot to work on, but it will never be perfect and I have to remember that he hasent done anything like this before, so it will take time ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you everyone for your endless support and pep talks throughout the day! The riding club came away with some great placings and everyone was still smiling at the end of the day๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿด๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜Š

Lots of love George and Barny x

P.s. I wasnโ€™t aware of my awful state this morning, sorry the damage it may cause to your eyes ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜‚

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