I spoke to Dom on the phone yesterday to walk through the show day and discuss what happened and get him to assess what his thoughts were. After answering his questions he too agreed with my other trainer and said it sounded like a bad read. He said that particular fence, even when not in a treeline has proven tricky for young horses and 9x out of 10 when its the wrong read, it would be an ugly fence but you would manage..we just happened to catch an unlucky day and have it result in a fall.
|An oldie but goodie|
|jumping the bigger stuff no problem|
My first thought was holy heck yea thats way cool!! But then of course I responded and said I would love it just need to see how Tillie is feeling on her right hind that she knocked this last weekend. I said it was likely we could with her being sound and galloping around in the field, but I wanted to hop on her and see what she felt like.
|Im ok mom!|
The mare was fine...more then fine. She had such a nice spring to her trot that I am not sure I could get if I tried. I think the key being I was relaxed with her on a loose rein the entire 15 min. She went around like a hunter horse, walk trot and canter and maintained her own rhythm and balance and would even bend and work in a looser stretchy contact for me when I tested it.
I didnt want to push it and called it a day but I was really excited to feel her feeling good. I let Dom know as of now it looks good and lets go for it.
|Isnt she the cutest|
So here is to hoping this last weekend is just a blip and Tillie keeps feeling good!