Sunday, April 14, 2013
We were also a bit late to leave and I thought we might miss Rachel's dressage. Thankfully we made it there in time. Here she is walking outside the area waiting for the judges to signal for her to start.
Here is a video of the dressage.
Here is a video of her doing one of the jumps. Her confidence got up a little and she did 3 lovely jumps at the end.
The other children did really well with hanging around waiting. I was also very thankful to Brendon who kept Hezekiah busy. Thankfully Asher slept in the sling for a while and so that allowed me to take a few photos and get some video. It was a busy day out though with 4 young children. I was pleased we managed to cope with them until her Cross country was finished. Asher woke up just after Rachel was finished.
This first jump was a challenge for many of the horses. I think mainly because of the change from shadow to light right at the jump. The man walked around the whole course with Rachel and he was very encouraging to her.
It was all just a wonderful experience for her. Once she was done we headed off but she stayed longer with Christine. She just loved watching the more advanced riders and their cross country. She had so much to tell us when she got home. So it was a really special day for her.
Here is a video of her last few jumps.
We then had Fish and Chips in Culverden on the way home. Asher just won't give me a lovely smile for the camera. As soon as she sees that black thing the smiles disappear. :-)