Apologies for the overly-equine flavour of this blog lately, normal service will be resumed soon
Because you would, right?
You would pick up a horse on Monday, school it flatwork on Tuesday and Wednesday, pop it around a small course of fences on the Thursday and on Friday…
On Friday you’d take it to a Combined Training competition at a big equestrian centre, right?
Combined Training is a dressage test followed by a show-jumping round.
The class I decided Tom and I would have a go at comprised the dressage test known as Prelim 18 and a course of 10 fences set at 2’9″.
I’ll leave out the detail of the day, the bottom line is that we arrived back at the yard with two rosettes: 4th in the dressage and 5th in the show-jumping.