The extra practice also allowed Silvio, our show jump coach, to get to know JR quite well. He saw how quickly he falls behind my leg, gets spooky or both. So hopefully it will get better and better from here. It's always something with horses. I try and take the positive and not read too much into the negative, move on and work on things to make him better. Now, every time I school him at home I finish with something different looking so I'm recreating the ride I would have in the ring.
I've had some nice flat schools with David and a really great school with Jacquie Brooks, all preparing for the mandatory outing this week at Great Meadows. I’m pretty excited about this and feel things are going in the right direction. I think David's worked really hard to involve the public in supporting the team and getting them excited about the WEG. I'm also so thankful for and excited about receiving a Land Rover Competition Grant to go to either at Burghley or Blenheim!