2016 Aspen Farms H.T. – A Dandy Update

Dandy completed in the Open Prelim division at Aspen Falls last weekend. He had his best Prelim dressage score ever with a 32.5 so that was an uplifting start to the weekend.

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Unfortunately he pulled a rail in stadium (not totally surprising considering that ring is always a tough ride) and racked up a bunch of time faults in XC. Still, no jumping penalties on XC so that is a major plus. He has no issues with the fences, just behaving between them.

This was all good enough for eighth.

He was originally entered at E.I. in two weekends but he’s been scratched so now I’m not sure where his season is going. I’ll keep you updated!

2016 E.I. Horse Trials

Well, with all best laid plans and horses, things didn’t quite line up to go to the show over the weekend. Gus threw a shoe and was just generally sore on his hind feet. A full set of shoes went on today and hopefully we will see a vast improvement.

Instead, I thought maybe you’d like to see some video of Dandy from E.I. where we went around Prelim. You can see in the video why they are racking up some time faults. Dandy clearly thinks he knows best.

But he sure can fly when he wants to!