Originally for this month's dressage competition I had decided to sew the plaits in but did I remember to buy the stuff I need beforehand? No. At least I did remember to plait up the night before so it would be easier to just roll them up in the morning. We arrived bright and early [...]
I see myself as much more of a show jumper or even an eventer despite the fact that I haven't done a cross country course since 2012. I never really thought of myself as a dressage rider, I was in fact told off by a dressage instructor once for "riding like an eventer". However one [...]
Our highest course to date and what we have planned for March... if this snow clears!
Our dressage on Sunday went really well I am so pleased with Eva! This is our third dressage together and I signed us up for two Prelim tests (14 and 17A). I was up early in the morning to put Eva out in the field and muck out then I went back home for a [...]
Responding to the leg is not a priority for Eva. While I do use a stick she wont respond to a tap tap she will only respond when I put in a harder "move it" request. Therefore I decided to try spurs, the idea being I could stop bruising her sides by nagging and when [...]
Arena Eventing - Competitors first complete a round of show jumps immediately followed by a cross country course, finishing over a joker fence set at 10cms higher than the rest of the course. As I do eventually want to compete in eventing as soon as I saw that this event was being held at the [...]
Pictures of our hacking last year.
Before I dive into this blog I am excited to announce that The Scottish Rider has placed in the Top 100 Equestrian blogs on feedspot! Yay! Also in other blog news, I have decided to start posting once a week every Friday. This way I can focus on fuller posts and higher quality posts, I [...]
I thought I would do something a bit different rather than my usual ramblings I thought I would hand things over to my non horsey boyfriend for a guest post - which may turn into a series. I wont go into too much of an introduction but instead hand things straight over to him. From [...]
So I did it! It has been something that I have been wanted to give a proper go for a while now but always chickened out! But not today! I hope you enjoy. Please let me know what you guys think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvsM7bF4P-Q