Appley tried Trec today :D

notpoodle

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We went to a local versatile TREC competition today the weather was mostly awful (luckily, they had two rubbery arenas for most of the stuff!), but I had a great time this was the first time appley was ridden in a sandschool (we only have a grass one at home!), and she'd not come across most of the obstacles before either (let alone ridden!!!!!). oh, and we were the smallest by about 2hhs :giggle:

amazingly, we got 75 out of 100 for the obedience/dressage part - despite her spooking at the judge-mobile and merrily trampling a dressage board with ALL FOURS when trying to do a turn on the forehand we also got 8 out of 10 for one of the circles (we'd been practicing circles for a while and I find them very difficult for some reason) .


the control of pace *i* messed up because I hadn't realised the corridor actually starts and ends in the corners - we started canter too late and stopped top early -OOPS! (she did a lovely slow-ish canter though, bless her!!)

the obstacles .... completed fudged the gate (gates should be easy when you're 12.1hh - NOT!!), trampled the S bend thingie on the floor (which she did so well on the ground at agility!) and walked through the jump (that was ok, we only wanted to walk over it!)

but she did the 'branches' one (where you duck under very low branches) with very little hesitation (never done anything like it before!!!), walked over the wooden bridge nicely (after scraping it and testing it with her hoof first, of course!), did a lovely reinback in the tracks (we've only ever done reinback about 3 times as I dont believe young horses need to or should be doing this really!), two impressive side steps over the pole (we had NEVER tried anything like it! not even a leg yield, i was VERY happy with this!!) and stood in the circle (without eating!!) like a good'un!

We were 4th from last in a big class due to my mistake at the control of pace and because of some err obstacle-trampling and doing most obstacles at walk (of course!!).

overall, I AM SOOOOOO CHUFFED WITH APPLEY and we'll def try TREC again - we had such a lovely time, the judges adored her, it was a great friendly atmosphere and a lot more fun than showing

pics in a bit!! just d-loading them from the camera!!!!



Julia
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ps: we also met Tiga and Izzy with their FABULOUS pony mobile!! :)
 

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Sounds fab :happy: I can't wait to try trec with Kiki (although interesting about the rein back, as it's one of the first things I taught Kiki).
 

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Appley has done reinback on the longreins but not really under saddle ... just doing it twice today ended up in her trying to scuttle backwards at various unsuitable occasions .... too confusing for baby ponies i think. eg first legs mean forwards, then legs sometimes mean 'over' or 'sideways' ... next thing they mean 'backwards' ...
 

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warmup

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these are stills from the video so a bit blurry at times

obedience

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or not ...

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back on track (sort of)

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branches thingie (bit undignified due to own bottom)

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the bridge

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taking apart a jump

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note the judge flailing his arms in exhaustion :unsure:

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and a little video :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnB9XztCtyg
 

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Oh sweeeeet! And so unphased, what a good little girl.

I can't wait to get back to Trec with the Ziglet, but it won't be this summer, that's for sure...
 
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