Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Funny picture!

I was clearly concentrating on my position so much, I forgot what to do with my tongue! Oh dear! (Click on the picture to make it bigger)

Good lower leg position though, I don't think my cross country position has ever looked so balanced. Thanks for all the tips John! I'm getting there!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

XC training, and Annie's poorly :(

Took Annie up to Hanslope with John Mears to pop a few XC fences and get her confidence going again over natural fences. Although she was jumping, we felt that she wasn't quite her normal self and pulled her up to take her home again. Two days later she was diagnosed with a respiratory infection - so we were right!

Here is what Annie thought of the ditch - always good to test the brakes!

She did overcome her fear though, big scaredy cat!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Showjumping lesson with John Mears

Had a fantastic jumping lesson with John on Sunday afternoon, and for once the rain held off! Annie flew, and when we put a course together it really felt as if we were flying. Everything feels like it is coming together for us now, and I can't wait to test out our new skills on the cross country course! In the meantime though, practise makes perfect so we will keep grafting away for a week or so until our first XC outing of the season to Hanslope - Saturday 16th February.