On Saturday we headed over to a local facility for cross country schooling. It was a lovely day and both Hemie and I had a blast. And we have videos yay!
From our first warm-up trot around the field, Hemie felt absolutely electric. He just loves XC and was so happy to be out there.
Our first set of jumps was a rolltop to a hanging log into the water.
Next we went through the water, to an up-bank, over the rolltop, around to a table, then over another log back down into the water.
This next part is where we got into some trouble, with our only refusal of the day at a very bright chevron. After we get over it, we continue onto a rolltop, then back up the hill to a cabin.
Next we worked on some ditches, adding in some jumps.
A few more jumps with the ditches.
We ended the day by working on my bogie: down banks. Hemie has no problem with them, and at this point I’m starting to feel confident about them too.
I was impressed by the number of jumps they had, since their cross country area has been in development for only a year or so. They put in intro jumps just last week!
Overall it was a really fun day. I can’t wait to go back there as there were plenty of jumps we didn’t do. I’m so blessed to have 3 different cross-country schooling facilities within a 20/25 minute drive of the barn!
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