Oops! A bit of a break since my last blog has seen a trip to The Winter Champs for Romeo where he had a costly mistake in the Medium Freestyle and was a little too tired for the Medium. However I was very pleased when he came away with a 15th and a 12th. A superb result for a horse with his issues.
Since then we have been cracking on with training. Last week Romeo and I were lucky enough to be able to gate crash the Central Regions High Performance Camp.
This was a 2 day camp at Catherston Stud open to riders of Advanced Medium level and above.
Catherston is down in Hampshire so Romeo and I left on Sunday night and stabled in Worcester on the way to break the journey up a little for Romy. As he normally only works every other day I thought it would be too much for him to do a 4 hour journey down on the Monday, have lessons on Monday and Tuesday and then travel 4 hours home.
Splitting the travel worked and he was fabulous. Jennie saw no signs of his Kissing Spines and asked if we had competed at Prix St George yet as we were clearly able to!
We played around with the changes, half passes, trot zig zig, walk pirouettes and piaffe and passage.
A little video is available to view on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/118867574848052/videos/833192333415569/
Looking forwards we will just continue at a pace Romeo is happy with and see where we end up!
In the meanwhile space has become available for 2 liveries - part/full/competition livery. We always have room for rehabs and schooling liveries but these are 2 long term spaces.