We are here at lisieux for our first foreign competition
Great few days last week with Amy and Alison Stone and their pony Bazz , I think we enjoyed haveing them here as much as they enjoyed being here.
Wednesday drove Andy and Bwrw in tandem for the first time. They went well it will be good for both of them as I can school Andy in single to get him bending better and Bwrw needs to think for himself in the lead of the team without being over powered by Ben who is usually in the lead of the team with him.
I drove a pair of our little blacks at Cricklands yesterday, pleasingly won with them. One of them is from the lead in the team (Ben ) and the other ( Boni ) is usually in the wheel of the team. I’m hoping they might go in the lead together, particularly in the marathon phase of the outdoor events. It is good for them to work in pair and it was fun getting them cantering around the obstacles with the emphasis on getting Boni more forward going .
Averina (owner of all the little black ponies) drove a pair as well, Cefn and Adam,these are the least experienced of the 6 ponies and came in second.
Angela Cutforth was 3rd in the novice single class first time going to Cricklands with her pony, Big Ben, that we have been helping her with, and Julia Snow was 7th having only driven a handful of times, driving Averina’s pony Zilla.
Back on form, after short break due to injury, Averina driving her ponies Zu and Zilla, won the open pony pair class last weekend