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    Weekend plans

    Nothing for us, watching it rain outside. Can't see the mountains today. Hoping we'll get some hacks in at some point... Can't travel outside our county for the next 2 wks so we'll enjoy being here :)
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    Reilee at Kelsall Hill BE100, pics and vid

    I am a firm believer in ryhthym, line and balance for jumping - get those right & jumping happens much more easily & smoothly. Too easy to start overcomplicating things without getting the basiscs well established first. I know the feel I aim for before I move up a level & generally it is the SJ...
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    Reilee at Kelsall Hill BE100, pics and vid

    No problem, didn't take it that way. Thanks for the kind comments, is great when a round feels like that one - most do on these two horses as they are so willing and really want to learn during our training sessions at home, so at an event we are able just to execute. Took me a while to get...
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    Reilee at Kelsall Hill BE100, pics and vid

    He is indeed, Reilee is my 2nd orange horse & she looks a little like my first one in some of these pics. He is jumping v nicely there :)
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    Reilee at Kelsall Hill BE100, pics and vid

    Local lockdown not going down well round here due to the large size of our coounty and how all the N Wales counties fit together. Doesn't encourage staying local as much as a radius limit would. Plus the discrepancy with English local lockdown rules... Yes, they're both great (& share the same...
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    Reilee at Kelsall Hill BE100, pics and vid

    We are locked down in our home county from 6pm today so glad we got a good few outings in whilst we could and lovely to have videos and photos to enjoy. Off to take Reilee up the mountain now before the rain returns tomorrow!
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    Reilee at Kelsall Hill BE100, pics and vid

    In the spirit of fairness, Nix got her own thread so thought Reilee should too as her photos are lovely too. XC vid with some extra scenery included ;) Reilee Kelsall BE100 XC Great pics taken by Matt Nuttall photography (I have many more than this...(!)). Continued with more pics in next post...
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    Weekend plans!

    Have used both activation bands in lessons with Di Breeze. Got more benefit with the longer band from shoulder to opposite heel and did encourage me to stretch my left side and keep it stretched. Nix is q expressive in her dressage lessons (as in everything) so Di does tend to remove the bands...
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    Nix at Frickley BE Novice, Photos & Vids

    Thanks very much for all the lovely comments, was a great day Nix the next day, enjoying the sun, warmth and mutual grooming
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    Nix at Frickley BE Novice, Photos & Vids

    Took a while to get the pro photos through as they had to process all orders online after the event so thought would post separately. Had a fantastic and lovely day out at Frickley BE Novice last Sunday. We would have been top ten without my navigation error XC and all three phases felt very...
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    Weekend plans!

    Kelsall BE100 tomorrow with Reilee. Jumped her Thursday and her confidence and jumping appear to be intact after Stafford. Got a little feisty when put the fences up a bit (it was a bit cold(!)) Reilee practising Didn't get into the Novice yesterday with Nix but happy to have done Frickley...
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    Weekend plans for 18th & 19th +/-

    thanks for the tips! Yes - I have v much wanted to see all foal photos - particularly the lovely Hera!
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    Weekend plans for 18th & 19th +/-

    You're probably right but I q enjoy doing a longer ride - with some jumps if they are ok as a bit of fun. Not got enough variety in terms of size and question type for me to use for XC schooling when can go to Kelsall (for newbies) & Somerford (when heading towards Novice & beyond)
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    Weekend plans for 18th & 19th +/-

    Could be that for me too - I opted for a Firefox based FB protection a couple of wks ago. Am ok if there is a link to it but not if embedded - I think
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    Weekend plans for 18th & 19th +/-

    For some reason I have stopped being able to see some of the pics posted on here - all of the above fall into that category(!) I didn't find it v flowing around there whenever did fun rides as the fences seemed to be clustered with long stretches of nothing in between so not very like a XC at...
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