Dudley has had his first proper xc session today, I don't think I could have picked a worse day for it. From the time we left to the time we got home the rain has been none stop but I was determined that we were going. First of all we used the show jumps on a surface and he was very brave jumping every fence first time and only having one fence down. Next we went out on to the xc, he was a little spooky to begin but within minutes he was pinging over all the little fences. He needed a little encouragement to jump his first ever ditch, which was as I expected but once he had popped over it a few times he found it easy. He was also very confident at the water and steps. Perfect little experience for him. Now he is ready to go and do a proper little cross country track.
Amateur event rider