Today in our Essex hunt north pony club day camp!
~ first off we started of with some xc! It didn’t go so well during the 1 hour but there were some parts I am to proud of!
~ as you all may know, Henri has a big fear of water and absolutely hates it. It took a while to get him in there but with a leader it helped. Aka, Megan from my mounted games training group. Henri was able to stand in the middle of the water and trot through it. He may have been at an angle the first few times but he still made it through.
~ the banks were very steep and dangerous. I don’t want to say to much but it didn’t go very well for a different rider but I do not want to share as it’s not my place to. Anyways henri only did the mini bank because he was the smallest one there and the others were 13,2-15h and Henri is 12,1-12,2h so it was difficult for him as we had to jump higher jumps then we normally do.. Henri had a conference knock a few months ago during cross country so he was rather terrified and scared for today but he was super spicy and wanted to jump it was just that he got up to it and freaked out. He also had to do a few 1m jumps and that was the issue but he did them anyway!
Blue roll top 1m
Ditch no height
Mini bank 40cm high
Water bank 70cm high
~ henris confidence knock was doing 70cm out at a hunter trial. I don’t want to say what happened as there is no reason to say other than a confidence knock. I was not expecting him to jump all the jumps I pointed him at and just quit half way through but he made me get over it and work hard.
~ we did a lovely Flatwork session. Henri wore his -lemieuxproductsofficial oak set
-Henri wore the lovely shires_equestrian performance black saddle pad
~ I’m so happy with how he did today and can’t wait for the one on the 22nd if august and we may jump and do mounted games as well our favourite… hoping to help him and bring back his confidence with time as there is no rush what so ever…
*If you have not already, go check out berwickfarmxc as they have lovely hires and clinics there to go around there amazingly cross country course. (Talent)*
❤️We love you missonis Prince Henri❤️