I took Dudley to a little dressage outing up the road from home tonight which was organised by my riding club. He was very good to be got ready and tacked up and getting on is becoming much easier. He did a prelim test. He warmed up beautifully but when he enters the white boards he lacks a little bit of concentration. He didn't do a bad test but he just has moment where he turns his head to look at something going on elsewhere...typical baby!!!! After his test I schooled him a little longer in the warm up area and the concentration came flooding back. He scored a 61.25% for 7th.
I also rode a friends horse in the Prelim and Novice as a practice run as I am doing an event on him in a few days time and have only ridden him a couple of times before. I find him quite strong on the flat but he was a good boy for 63.3% in the prelim for 6th and 62.5% in the novice.
Amateur event rider