Another dressage event for Chris and Bonnie (last one HERE).
Alex chatting to Chris & Bonny before the event
During warm up, Bonnie had already decided she wasn’t going to play.
The end results sheet said exactly what Chris thought :
“Well done! A lovely little horse. Just needs to show more freedom of step and bend.“
Yeah, Bonnie was in a playful, stubborn mood, so I’m not surprised she appeared reigned in!
Excuse the music, but the wind noise was terrible. Mute at will!
She’s been waiting for this to happen for about 25 years…
Chris has finally had the chance to compete in an equestrian event…. on her own horse… Okay, pony… but she thinks she is a horse.
Chris took Bonnie (Orchid Silver Lady – a Highland Pony) to a dressage competition where the two competed together for the first time.
Chris has worked with Bonnie for the past few months, and today the hard work and effort paid off, as they took 2nd place with 64% – narrowly missing 1st (66%).
Me being me…. the whole thing was captured on the iPhone equivalent of film…
I took Alex for a drive up to see Chris at work. Lots of top class horses around. The one in the picture is called Sentana and he is lovely! Apparently around £50k and his father (Sandro Hit) is one of the top dressage horse in the World at the moment…. by ‘eck!
Alex had a great time feeding carrots to all the horses at the yard – he even had a go with a hoof pick and did some grooming.
I had great time too. Chris may be the one who is heavily into the horses, but I love them too. I’d love to own a Percheron cross at some point – they simply look fantastic – but it is a dream right now.
I’m just glad Chris has this job. It kept a little money coming in during the past three months when I pretty much had no salary due to my bad back. More importantly for me though, is that Chris is working with horses – her passion – and that makes her very happy…. and in turn it makes me very happy.
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A typical end to an energetic day...