I decided to brave taking the new boys out for their first dressage tests with me. Ginger was doing his first test ever and tried to be so grown up about the situation. We did Intro A and apart from a few small spooks at his new surroundings like judges box and white boards he was s little gem (or rather large gem at over 17hh!!) We scored 77.3% and won the large class. We then went in the Prelim 7 and he had grown massively in confidence and was really swinging along, but we just need more practise with keeping balance in the arena for canter because he did a beautiful flying change at one point which unfortunately wasn't part of the test!! But he defiantly didn't disappoint the judge for a 72.5% and 2nd place. Not bad for his first ever dressage outing.
And then it was Louis' turn. I had only entered him in the Prelim 7 because he had done a little bit of dressage previously. But in fact he ended up going in that test twice because he was some what distracted in the first test by the judges box and some horses playing in the field next door. It was well worth going in for a second time because his result improved by a huge 6.5% 😊