My first ever owner's report!

only_me

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Horse was at kilmanahan event last sunday with trainer, as i am stuck revising and not allowing myself to event
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So dressage, not bad but not great either, got a reasonable 39.5 which was average in class (still havent found "his" bit yet - any suggestions? he dosent take a strong snaffle as tends to back off, is currently in mullen happy mouth), lowest was 30.2 and there was a fair few in class around 37 - 40 so ok. What was weird was that is the score i normally get on him, so at least its not just down to my shoddy riding
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Showjumping on horrible side of hill, with the amount of rain weve have here over past 2 weeks was very slippy and sticky in places. Jumped sweetly to just have one down.

Xc was strong for novice, its hunting country so think big ditches and lots of banks
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Trainer really impressed by him, "a flying machine, didnt look at anything" his words not mine! so over moon for him to go clear and in the time
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So finished up 8th, out of a class of 30 i though was rather good!
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considering he has only ridden him 10 times or so
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But trainer had such a good time on him he now wont give him back
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he wants to finish the rest of spring season on him and the *maybe* hand him back
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"Tell (me) that she can ride him up here (at his yard) and il look after him"
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He is eventing him this weekend again
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pro pic - now i *think* this is merlin, i really couldnt be sure as i find it very hard to find him - easier when has my red over reach boots
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http://mdpix.ie/bigpic.asp?Image=images*kilm109*1star*1starbig*img_0146.jpg


and just to show you the size of the ditches
http://mdpix.ie/bigpic.asp?Image=images*kilm109*2star*2starbig*img_0008.jpg
that was Intermediate class - big bow, the tiger trap in distance was in novice xc.
 

Skhosu

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congrats
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You've obviously prepared him well!
That doesnt look like merlin (or trevor!) to me though :S although it does have his head mark..
 

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Yeah Trevor smith was! He said he flew, and was impressed by him so
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It's the closest looking horse to merlin, can't see if he has whit sock as over-reach boot on, in trevors colours but doesn't look exactly like him
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ho hum!
 

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I don't think that is Trevor in the picture...will have a look at the website and see if I can find it for you.

actually maybe that is Trevor! Sorry! I am useless!
Good luck with the revision.
 
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