Still flying high from the success of our combined training event, myself and Darielle took the horses for a schooling session in Coilóg the other week. Anyone who’s been following the blog since the beginning will know that the last time I brought Coco to Coilóg it resulted in me having my first fall off Coco...
Once you are happy with your approach to the flat poles, to challenge your horse more, start raising each pole up into raised poles, I started gradually with every second pole working toward the full row of poles all raised, (I kept them in sequence of right raised left raised the full way through the grid.
Find out how me and Coco got on when we tackled our first ever combined training event!
We've been doing quite a good bit of jumping recently, with both of us moving up in the heights, so it was great to do an exercise that made us focus on the more technical side of jumping for a change. This was a great exercise to get us working on tightening up those turns after a fence.
There were a lot of ups & downs during our preparations for our One Day Event, the week prior consisted of a lot if headless humans running around the yard, setting out Dressage arenas, setting up jumps, to lessons with Jer to prepare!
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