Hmm, Moreton Morrell PN, some very good bits....

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some good bits and some not so good bits
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Short one, was horrid in the dressage warm up, but actually decided that relaxing and working would be the best way forward in the ring
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Really let me ride him more "uphill", stayed rhythmical and on occasions was a bit distracted so not so balanced(got deserved 6's for these bits) and other times felt lovely (so got 8's for these bits) and got an 8 for his paces, so ended with a score of 29!!
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And a personal best
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Warmed up well Sjing, very slightly wild, but really looking for his fences and felt FAB! Went a SJed really nicely for the first 2/3's, then I sighed a big sigh of relief, stopped riding and had 2 down
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Oops!! BUT very pleased with my boy as he actually feels like he "gets it" now, and felt fab for a majority
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Definite improvements, just cant wait for the results to reflect it!!

I was then umming and arghing about running XC as the ground was harder than I would have liked, should have left it on a good note, but hey ho. Goddy never realy woke up
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And so got a silly stop and lots of time penalties, and just didnt feel like he wanted to be there
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Bless him, he jumped when he got to the fence, but keeping him cantering was a task in itself,
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Lesson learnt, stick with my instincts.

So mixed day really, but was fab to meet Tabledancer, Milz88, Spottedcat and Hils and to see Hairyhatman, Sneedy, Talavera and the_carthorse at a distance, and a fab thank you to my fab groom Flapjack
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!! Will upload dressage vid when I have a moment
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You rode him really well in the SJ - shame about the stop but isn't that always the way when you have a good dressage?! Perhaps we could run a HHO league for eventers which looks at your best two out of three and awards prizes accordingly?!
 

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I thought the ground was ok yesterday!! Well done on the good bits though, I need my mare to understand the Dressage thing, we did the intro yest and got 42!!! So annoying, she is now in boot camp after a few days well deserved rest!!! The PN was Big though was fence 3 still there loads of people complained to the rider reps yesterday???
 

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Thanks! Tbh I was umming so much I shouldnt have gone XC, but thats life. Wish I know why he was so backwards, but hopefully we will get back to "old XC Godders"
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Was lovely to meet you
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K - saw you XC and Godders didn't look particularly happy, we were a bit
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at the treble of sheep feeders. Even when you pushed him he just didn't seem to go
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Such a shame after the DR, but well done, and the SJ wasn't easy either.

Still think godders is totally gorgeous
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Hmm fence 3 was a chair? Fence 4 was the fence people were whinging about... we jumped it from nothing really, so wasnt that bad!! The ground was definitely hard
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Yep I had to carry him round, bloody hard work I tell you!!
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Was hoping he would suddenly snap out of it and go, but hey. So different to how he was last year
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He is gorgeous and so capable, its just trying to work him out!!
 

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Well what do you expect if you get a 29 dressage!!!!! Seriously though flippin well done for that and the sj sounds fab...

Shame about the xc but you know he is good at that bi, just a bad day. The other bits were more of a work in progress and they went so well.

It wouldn't be eventing if it all went right at the same time, would it??!!
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Where next??
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Thanks hon, he hasnt felt great all season XC tbh
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Wish they could talk
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We're at Shelford on the 25th of May as its literaly 5mins from us. Then having a bit of a break I think
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So who's the dressage diva now then?!
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Jo was texting me updates through the day - well done on the dressage, kick up the bum for you for stopping riding in the SJ
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and frustrating about the XC
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- was it the hard ground that put him off do you think?
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Thanks, yeah just wandering if it is the ground he isnt impressed by.
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Hey ho!! Yeah the Sjing was twisty!!! So was very pleased with him!
 

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Thanks, yeah just wandering if it is the ground he isnt impressed by.
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Hey ho!! Yeah the Sjing was twisty!!! So was very pleased with him!

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Lmao!! It was still a good SJing round though
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Was very pleased with him, have never seen so many CR in one day...
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Really dunno whats going on XC
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Bless him, he was jumping them when he was getting there, but just not wanting to go forwards between fences. Could be the ground?!
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We might turn to pure dr you know
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Will do that... my yard owner who has had the same probs with her coloureds said to just leave the white bits long haired
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Oh how frustrating!! But well done on the dressage....and sounds as tho he can get a double clear when the ground is right...dont beat yourself up, you know he will go when the grounds right, ok the landings/take offs would have been watered on the XC, but not to say he wouldnt have felt some concussion from warming up/doing the dressage, its a perfectly plausible excuse for him not performing so I would not get too disheartend! As for running him XC, its all a learning curve, every rider has to find out these things on what conditions make their horses go- its just trial and error. We have to do exactly the same with the racehorses, some of them literally refuse to perform on some ground conditions, and we have to find these things out. The dressage sounds as tho it could have been a 25 as well without the silly moments from G !!
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Shame about not having the usual xc Godders there, but what a good first two phases WOO HOO
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much improved.
One day hon, you will have it all come together on the day
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Thanks O_B, appreciate it! Yeah am not too disappointed, just want him to feel like he actually wants to be there, which he does for the Dr and Sjing now
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If all fails we will become dr. diva's
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Thanks BB's, we are getting there
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I know the fences themselves arent a problem, he was actual pretty good to jump from nothing on occasions, but it WAS his own fault for not going forward!!
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