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June 25, 2018
Surviving Summer Heat
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June 10, 2018
My first Open Day
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Yesterday I had my first ever Open Day. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but around 30 people turned up and I can honestly say, I enjoyed ever minute of it!

The afternoon started off with Shaun and I doing a spotlight – starting with riding with contact, showing a few simple changes, and then removing the bridle – Shaun’s simple changes were just as nice and he felt so good, I jumped the fence I had left out for later in the spotlight. Shaun felt amazing – really responsive and calm. When the final song came on, we danced at liberty to ‘Into the Groove’ by Madonna – he stuck to me like glue, showed off his passage steps and jumped the skinny fence.

After introductions, Shaun and I gave a demo on being a Helpful Horse – he was SO helpful – I could have hugged him. We showed basic handling issues such as vet prep, stable manners as well as being a good ridden horse. To end the session, I introduced Hugo and we did a quick spotlight – he was a little unconfident to start with but got better and better as we went along.

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During a tea break, where my mum had produced the most amazing array of snacks, guests came to meet Shaun and Hugo in the arena – they were both excellent with people around them. After the break, one of my clients, Janine Falle, did a lovely and high energy spotlight with her gorgeous Andalusian horse Golden. I hope people were suitably inspired.

Then it was time for Hugo’s moment to shine. We did a ‘Love Liberty’ demo and he was absolutely brilliant – he never felt like leaving me and was completely connected. To finish, Shaun came back in and my boys did brilliantly to show a duel liberty demo. I got on Shaun bareback and bridleless and, after warming Hugo to the task, he came with me at liberty – a truly special moment in front of so many people.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came, to my mum for keeping us fed and watered, Janine for her fabulous demo, to my arena helpers and to Anna for being amazing as usual on music. And finally, to Shaun and Hugo for being the perfect partners – I couldn’t have done it without them.

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