It’s a busy few days for me. So what’s new really.
Went to Equitana www.equitana.com.au yesterday to watch the William Fox-Pitt Eventing Masterclass yesterday where he talked about lots of things including the following
· An Eventing horse has to go when asked to
· The horse has to learn to think for themselves
· The rider should have a proper upright position
· Ride the same way at home as you do in a competition
Also saw Jose Mendez do a demonstration, where some of his basics were don’t always push a horse to its limits, but reserve some of those limits for competition, so that you can get the best from him when needed. Reward often when the horse does as asked, and be consistent with your riding so the horse does not get confused.
Have a showjumping lesson later today as I have not jumped in a bit over a week, and I do like to be prepared properly for a competition, including this weekend’s dressage and combined training. Hope to also do some flat work on Saturday after getting back home from Equitana, hopefully suitably inspired after watching the Stefan Peters Masterclass.