Superstar Burgie's BD report plus pics

madhector

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We took Fitz (Burgie to his close friends) out today to do another couple of novices in hope of finishing off his winter qualification at Novice open. Only needed 3 more points in a qualifier but he has been rather full of himself lately, and not very cooperative at the last outing we had, ended up retiring from the last test as he was WILD. So he has been in boot camp this week and has been great.

He was super in the warm up and didnt react to the other horses or people, or any unnecessary noises, made it into the arena without any 0-60 moments and he knuckled down and did a cracking test. Rode the trot work really forwards as think the judges werent liking the collection at this level and he needs to be almost in too big a trot to get the marks he should.

Second test was great, just a bit abrupt into the walk transitions as he was so forwards they werent the most elegant! Plus the walk work could still be better, as he isnt quite letting go and stretching in a test yet.


Ended up winning both classes with 76 and 72% :) so all qualified for the winters and hopefully no more novices for us. (if I have to ride 38 again I might die, although think it might be the regional test)

Not brill pics from F514 as light was terrible, and she was quite poorly, we went out the night before and only had 2 1/2 hours sleep....






Wish this one was in focus...





And our little rescue puppy on his first outing in the truck...



Thanks for reading :)
 

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Wow, amazing scores and fantastic partnership. Any hints on how to calm down the 0-60 moments? We got 4's for our mediums the other day at Milton because Nickel just took off, then decided that counter canter was just sooo boring so did a flying change instead despite me half halting to rebalance him like crazy!
 

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We took Fitz (Burgie to his close friends) out today to do another couple of novices in hope of finishing off his winter qualification at Novice open. Only needed 3 more points in a qualifier but he has been rather full of himself lately, and not very cooperative at the last outing we had, ended up retiring from the last test as he was WILD. So he has been in boot camp this week and has been great.

He was super in the warm up and didnt react to the other horses or people, or any unnecessary noises, made it into the arena without any 0-60 moments and he knuckled down and did a cracking test. Rode the trot work really forwards as think the judges werent liking the collection at this level and he needs to be almost in too big a trot to get the marks he should.

Second test was great, just a bit abrupt into the walk transitions as he was so forwards they werent the most elegant! Plus the walk work could still be better, as he isnt quite letting go and stretching in a test yet.


Ended up winning both classes with 76 and 72% :) so all qualified for the winters and hopefully no more novices for us. (if I have to ride 38 again I might die, although think it might be the regional test)

Not brill pics from F514 as light was terrible, and she was quite poorly, we went out the night before and only had 2 1/2 hours sleep....






Wish this one was in focus...





And our little rescue puppy on his first outing in the truck...



Thanks for reading :)
Very well done - your horse is stunning!!!!

I was out at the weekend looking for 2 final Novice Points for Winter Qualifiers and wasnt succesful :( Off out next week to hopefully get them! Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!!!! :eek::eek:
 

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Luce01 - thank you :) MH and Chunks still need another 2 points for Medium, so were off to Vale View in 2 weeks..... no lay in for me.. :rolleyes:

Nat1003 - just about recovered, I fell asleep at 6pm though ;) How did you get on? :)
 

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Luce01 - thank you :) MH and Chunks still need another 2 points for Medium, so were off to Vale View in 2 weeks..... no lay in for me.. :rolleyes:

Nat1003 - just about recovered, I fell asleep at 6pm though ;) How did you get on? :)
Lol. We got just short of 64% in the first test and 1 mark off first :mad: and we didnt do very well in the second test.
 

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Luce01 - thank you :) MH and Chunks still need another 2 points for Medium, so were off to Vale View in 2 weeks..... no lay in for me.. :rolleyes:

Nat1003 - just about recovered, I fell asleep at 6pm though ;) How did you get on? :)
Will that be your last chance of your 2 points?? My horse has been off injured so started quite late with the Winter Qualifiers but desperate to get him to the regionals :D:D
 

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Lol. We got just short of 64% in the first test and 1 mark off first :mad: and we didnt do very well in the second test.
Ahhh that's not too shabby! Cant remebe rif you are on the hunt for Q points or not?

I liked the judge - pretty spot on with Burgie's comments and marked him down where she should. Just happened to also mark up where she should too!
 

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Will that be your last chance of your 2 points?? My horse has been off injured so started quite late with the Winter Qualifiers but desperate to get him to the regionals :D:D
We have a contingency Arena UK date, but it is during the week so will be tricky....

Just haven't been to many comps that go above Elem, so Chunks has been a bit ignored this season. That and the fact he is concentrating very hard on co-coordinating his back legs with his fronts in Ze Flyin' Changez... :rolleyes: :D

I think it is good to have something to focus on in the winter so nice to Q. Good luck :)
 

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We have a contingency Arena UK date, but it is during the week so will be tricky....

Just haven't been to many comps that go above Elem, so Chunks has been a bit ignored this season. That and the fact he is concentrating very hard on co-coordinating his back legs with his fronts in Ze Flyin' Changez... :rolleyes: :D

I think it is good to have something to focus on in the winter so nice to Q. Good luck :)
Thanks I need it! My boy is so talented however I seem to want those 2 points so bad I ride like a wally!!!! We got our lowest score at novice on Saturday whoops!!!! Any tips on how to ride a normal test and not think of the points required?!!? hehehe
 

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Thanks I need it! My boy is so talented however I seem to want those 2 points so bad I ride like a wally!!!! We got our lowest score at novice on Saturday whoops!!!! Any tips on how to ride a normal test and not think of the points required?!!? hehehe
MH suffered the same..... :eek: :cool:

I think total lack of sleep contributed to her success on Sunday! I think you have to just go out and enjoy it and see what happens.

I always said I wouldn't do winters anymore as I hate the cold.....poor little Cob gets ignored in Dec/Jan in favor of me hibernating in the warm! :D
 
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