Succesful xc day!

IMG_1325-0.JPGHey look I figured out how to post pictures from my phone! This is the nekkid trakehner which actually didn’t bother us too much, but it is a fun picture.
Xc went swimmingly, with Eddie warming up well and feeling up to the task. The first part of the course went swimmingly and he felt great. He dropped into the the second water beautifully, but then tripped hard up the bank. I kept going straight with him past the C element and did the black flag option which he did well, but it took a lot of time. We continued on to the trakehner above, which went well as did the entire rest of the pretty tough course. He jumped beautifully. We earned 7.2 time faults, all due to taking he long route at the water, probably. I moved down to 8th and my team moves up to third. Very very happy with how xc went!
Eddie is enjoying an ice bath and cookies!

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Dressage report and xc prep

Dressage went well yesterday! Eddie warmed up well, proceeded to get tight and resistant late in warmup, and then Camie remembered that posting in warm up is a good thing. Eddie relaxed and became nicely rideable again one horse before our ride time. Gotta like that.
During the test we kept things flowing and mostly through and I was happy with it. The judge at E gave us a 70.9% and C gave us a 65.something %. Translated to 32ppts to put us in 6th. Pretty happy with that because these judges weren’t giving anything away. Low score 27ish. Ir eally though rough it would be 21 or so.
The cross country course has 7 combinations and plenty of tables to jump. There isn’t a lot of places to gallop after fence three. 15ab is a small vertical bending two to a max drop. I am doing this on my phone and I don’t know how to post pictures from it. Sorry!
The prelim division starts at 11:30 and I ride at 12:54, so I am going to go out and watch fence 15ab and see how people are riding it.
I hacked Eddie this morning and he feels good. Yay! Stoked.