Well took Devon out for our first outing yesterday to our local Closed Dressage Day. Now I haven't been out and competed for over 2 years and am wrapped to say Devon looked after me very well. He didn't put a foot wrong so has boosted by confidence 10 fold!!!!!
So did two training classes and was really happy with our results. We came 4th in both tests out of 5 and 6 in the classes and got the same percentage in both classes 56%, unheard of really. He did think that the arena was a jump a couple of times so was definitely not bothered by the arenas.
Yesterday was more for me to see if I was going to be able to handle competing again and I am stoked to say I think I can.
We have to work on more impulsion mainly. The comments at the bottom of the test sheets were very encouraging which is always nice so onwards and upwards from here:) Hielke is here for the next few days so will have a couple of lessons with her and get us on the right track.
We had our first ride last night in the howling winds and he didn't put a foot wrong:) We have to find the go-go button but least it is not the other way around.
So had Happy advertised and the first lady that phoned and came to see him brought him, well he is for her daughter Devon. Devon will now be his new partner, she is a lovely kind rider and they got on extremely well. I can tell he will be spoilt and very well looked after. Devon is a member of the NZ Para-Equestrian team looking to qualify for the Athens Special Olympics in dressage and I wish her all the best in her goal.