Julia Norman’s Burghley first-timer weblog: Bobby was baffled
Right here’s the subsequent replace from me — there’s lower than one week to go now till the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, which is each thrilling and terrifying!
I had cross-country classes with Yogi Breisner final week, specializing in troublesome strains, my place, and getting Bobby to hearken to me. He was sensible however fairly feisty as we had been sharing a lesson with two different horses so he reasonably thought we had been workforce chasing! It was a great probability to follow together with his blood up although.
Subsequent we had a superb time in Scotland at Blair Fortress Worldwide Horse Trials. It’s such an unimaginable occasion with stunning environment and actually well-built tracks — properly definitely worth the journey.
Carryon Bobby Boy was working within the CCI4*-S, his closing run earlier than Burghley. He did a really calm, obedient take a look at to attain a aggressive 35. I used to be SO happy with him — he’s not been the best on this part through the years, having been fairly affected by atmospheric arenas, and he has up to now been recognized to have “purple mist” and get fairly sturdy, however he appeared very comfy and I used to be very pleased with him for staying so calm, obedient and assured. He actually nailed each his flying-changes, and it was sensible to follow these in such an electrical ambiance.
He was unbelievable showjumping too, simply rolling one pole spherical an enormous monitor, leaping very properly. Cross-country he was his common superb self, cruising spherical, consuming it up! To his disappointment I pulled him up on the half manner level as deliberate to be able to save his legs for Burghley, however we had some helpful match follow with three massive water fences, stunning massive large tables, combos and a mini Cottesmore Leap, in addition to a great steep pull up the Scottish hills. Bobby was baffled to be pulled up simply as he was entering into issues, however hopefully our tactic will repay subsequent week at Burghley and he can be stuffed with working and able to tackle one of many largest cross-country programs on this planet!
Yesterday we had Tracie Robinson with us at house for dressage coaching, and we labored by means of our Burghley dressage take a look at, practising every motion, and making a plan for every ingredient of the take a look at to current the very best image.
Julia Norman’s Burghley first-timer weblog: life is simply too quick to not comply with your goals
Meet our 2019 first-timer Burghley blogger as she introduces herself and her horses
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This morning I galloped Bobby early on the Marlborough Downs, earlier than visiting Moloh’s store in Tetbury to decide on my trot-up outfit — it’s all beginning to get a bit actual!
Our plan can be to have a closing leap at house with Jeremy Scott on Monday, earlier than leaving on Tuesday for Burghley, with the plan being to go for a hack within the night after now we have arrived to stretch Bobby’s legs.
The cotton wool and bubble wrap will nonetheless be out in pressure till then!
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