Rolex – Thursday

I compete on Friday morning, so on Thursday I did two more lessons with JJ on the flat. JJ had to leave Thursday night so during my second lesson I had Sarah video me and we worked through the test. He does feel very good, however, he can suddenly get very nervous. I know that he most likely will not be completely relaxed on Friday for his test, but I must be ably to keep him as focused and correct as possible despite his nerves. Often times once a horse gets really nervous in the dressage ring during their test they just get worse and worse. The end of the new four star test is very difficult, a lot of challenging counter canter work and many lead changes…. none of these can be performed well without the full attention and connection with the horse. I feel like Arthur & I have a very good partnership and that we will do just fine!!