I just had an awesome grid lesson with our barn manager N. JLE is in CA for Galaway but I never mind because N is such a fabulous teacher. She’s also been working Dandy this week and I got the most wonderful compliment about my boy: he is an awesome jumper, super fun to take over courses and she now understands why I didn’t want to give up on him.

image I won’t bore you with the details about how the grid went from poles to verticals but it was really good for us. There were a few times where Dandy really didn’t want to turn and he has a bad outside drift. Bad enough that at one go I thought I was going to run right into the standards. Instead I yanked him back in front of the fence and we bounced over. He’s athletic enough and I didn’t want either of us to learn bad habits. By thr time we got to the last round with an oxer for the lead in, he was really cruising. And, best of all, having a blast.


Now I am just hanging out and waiting for the sweat to dry. The beast is getting clipped this weekend. He’s a furball.

12 thoughts on “Grids

  1. Hey, I’m going to be at Galway on behalf of Sidelines magazine and my blog. I’ve never been to this event. Is there a certain XC jump you know of that would be fun to watch? And I’ll have to keep an eye out for a rider with those initials. 🙂

    1. Ooh fun! I’ve actually never been to Galway so I’m not sure what the XC looks like but I’m sure at that level every jump is going to be impressive. I’m jealous.

  2. nice compliment on your horse! and grids… i luv them so much, but do them so infrequently… glad you had fun and he was so good through them!

    1. I love grids too. They’re so good for ME and Dandy. JLE focuses more on courses but I think I’m going to have to ask for more grid work.

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