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After all the excitement of the Summer championships and the bringing Scottie back into ridden work, I completely ran out of time to get anything filmed for EquiMind this month. So instead I decided to enter some of their fun photo showing classes and I am glad we did as we have had a fantastic month!
I entered 4 classes and placed in the top 5 in all of them, winning the Best Friends photo class! One of the best things about these classes is that the winner gets a prize as well as a rosette, so I am very lucky to have a pair of Ariat gloves winging their way to me as we speak!
Our judges comments were:
Best Showing (2nd)
“A lovely horse/handler combination. The horse is happy, seems light in the handler’s hand and active from behind. To get maximum marks in the trot up, make sure to run 100% in synch with your hors’e footfall. Well done 🙂”
Jumping in Style (3rd)
“A lovely picture of a happy horse. Even though, the rider’s position is difficult to see, it seems very balanced. Make sure to keep your elbow flexible and giving towards the horse’s mouth in order to make him stretch over the jump.”
Best Dressage (5th)
“A lovely active horse, stepping over well. Make sure to relax your arms and elbows for a more elastic contact. You will have to shorten your reins a fraction even though the horse is slightly behind the vertical – so make sure to keep him forward between your hands and legs.”