With that being said, I still have a lot to look forward to, and was quite chuffed with Dyson at Pine Top. He’s going to be so good on the flat, and is already trying hard to be that way. I had a couple unfortunate rails in stadium with him—I got my balance for those jumps a bit late had he had them down behind, but on cross-country he was just really a fun horse to ride.
Caitlin Calder’s horse, Jolliyat, was great fun to ride in dressage and show jumping but didn't really want to play on cross-country, where he got worried into the water and had a run-out. We'll go back a level and play at Preliminary for a while until he can be winner for someone at a one-star. Once he gets all his ducks in row, he'll be back to the upper levels. I'm riding him because Caitlin’s decided to take a break from horses for a while and reevaluate what she wants to do.
As hard as is to have Syd injured, I’m so excited for my new mare, Rem, who did her first training at Full Gallop. Although she had some happy feet with a bit of bucking, she was tons of fun to ride. Nolo was 5th in the Novice and continues to improve. Between Roundhouse Red, Nolo and Call to Order, we have such nice sale horse, please check out— they’d all be great for any amateur’s job.