[In the cones with my hastily borrowed groom Sam ]

In the cones with my hastily borrowed groom Sam

Photographer: John Knight

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Photographer: John Knight

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Photographer: John Knight

February 12, 2014

I attended a Level 4 CDE at Bundanoon over the Australia day Long weekend.

as my usual grooms were unavailable, my old riding buddy Francis came along to help out with the Marathon on Sunday, and I was lucky enough to get the services of young Sam from beta to groom for dressage and cones on the saturday.

Bobby and Moochie did well. I stuffed up by missing the very last compulsory marker at the end of the marathon - right in front of the judge mind you - so we got eliminated.

But it was a really steep course, and I was so happy at how the ponies completed the course and came in with good heart rates at the end. Given that I can only drive on weekends, it was a really good thing to see. The ponies have their own 'personal trainer' - being their paddock mate Ginger Meggs. They alive to chase each other around, and it really does help with fitness.

The other good news is that Francis had a great day and it looks like Iv'e got another helper !

Posted by Amanda on February 12, 2014 06:31 PM