Our warm up went well but I choked a bit when I went into the ring as the judge also happened to be our instructor Karen! I definitely felt the pressure and didn't ride as confidently as I could have. I relaxed as the test went on thankfully and ended up coming joint 4th with a great score. After a quick pep talk about riding more positively from the start of the test we headed in for our second test (different judge). I was really pleased with the test as Corky was much rounder and not against my hands but what was missing was a bit of forward energy! I chickened out of putting on more leg as he was behaving so well I didn't want to spoil it! I was still pleased with a 60.6% leaving us 7th so just out of the frillies but in a field on 30 combinations I wasn't complaining!
I've ordered a few jpegs from Sinclair Photography so will pop them on when they arrive.
Lucas and I were back to Luffness for more schooling today - no refusals in sight and more importantly, I didn't conduct any more ground inspections this week managing to stay on-board! We concentrated on the the canter rhythm over small courses which helped build our confidence. Feeling brave after a successful session I have entered a BS club show next Sunday @ Rockrose. Only 60 and 70cms but as it's been two years since our last jumping competition it feels like starting super small is the best thing to do just now. Fingers crossed for no ground inspections in front of an audience!