XC schooling yesterday, any improvement? *pics and videos*

Pidgeon

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Ok so what with one thing and another it has been 6 months since we both saw a XC fence :eek: so despite getting no sleep due to a raging ear infection and being decidedly cranky I was determined to go!
Last year if you remember we had problems with control XC due to me feeding his winter feed as he was running a bit light in the summer, lesson learnt.
So was really pleased how he jumped yesterday, did some more technical stuff and only had one moment where there was a ditch followed by a skinny triple brush on 2 strides. I ummed about what to concentrate on as was worried if I looked at the skinny he wouldn't notice the ditch which resulted in me forgetting what my legs were for and grinding to a halt before the skinny :( Did it again ok, and then came once more to do it properly and it was lovely



I really concentrated on having any discussion about the pace, of which there wasn't much to my surprise, earlier on and leaving him alone on the approach.

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And some videos so you can see better if there has been any improvement? Constructive comments appreciated :D
https://www.facebook.com/video/vide...9990933902&set=vb.727633901&type=3&permPage=1

https://www.facebook.com/video/vide...9971163902&set=vb.727633901&type=3&permPage=1

https://www.facebook.com/video/vide...9961603902&set=vb.727633901&type=3&permPage=1

https://www.facebook.com/video/vide...9961603902&set=vb.727633901&type=3&permPage=1
Oh and why oh why does he make every fence seem tiny ......
 

Pidgeon

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Thanks :D you can see why I was so pleased with how it went :D
I love Somerford we are so lucky its only just over an hour away, can't wait to go again now and seriously contemplating doing some BE on a ticket this year as can't justify full membership cost wise. Especially as Weston are running a BE90 later this year........
 

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Thanks unfortunately won't be doing many HT's this year :( as a lot clash with local RC and he is doing rather well in the WH classes winning the Open class with ease :D
However will be doing a report with a difference at the weekend as we're doing the BHS adult gymkhana again ;)
 
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