Sunday, June 5, 2011

Novice Start

Jeremy Janjic has progressed with Maybellene's training and today stepped her up to Novice level in the competition arena.
She showed some lovely leg yielding and counter canter loops which are introduced at this level. At 6 yrs old, she is still growing into herself so getting the hang of extension and collection is in the beginning stages. She came 5th in the 2B test with 59.5% (top score = 64%) and 11th in her second test half an hour later, scoring more 7s but a couple of 5s for transitions, in the 2D test with 58.4%. (This test was won by AnnMaree Cambridge on her imported palomino Swedish Warmblood stallion Byalee Briar.)
She is very laid back at competitions; loves the fuss, but is very keen to get back on the truck at the end of the day as well. "Don't go without me!"

I was very proud of her.

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