What a pleasure it was to spend the afternoon with Madi and Rocky at Bad Lippspringe Show.
In complete contrast to the snow we had the weekend before, this weekend was glorious! 28 Degrees in April. I will miss the strange weather of Germany when I go home.
Madi and Rocky were competing in the KI.L* Class which in England would be the Elementary Level.
I must admit im not always a fan of watching the warm ups for dressage, I get a little frustrated with continuously seeing horses pulled into the bit so far they can hardly see where they are going and nosebands / flashes so tight im surprised they can get air. I know that's a controversial subject but its just my personal pet hate.
Now watching Madi is a completely different story, I love the fact she comes into the warm up and just walks around on a nice long rein with Rocky stretching down and relaxed.
She does not rush him and as she continues with the warm up the reins are taken up very gently and softly, a littler bit at a time, and of course when she does ask for any contact, Rocky obliges like a true gentleman.
What I also love about them is they clearly have a super bond and friendship which goes a long way to helping them work together as a Team.
It was quite a big class with 37 entries so I think made and Rocky did exceptionally well coming in 6th place.
Well Done to you both :-) XXXX
And here is a picture of us all together!
You can see all of the photos here - p516117483