Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday At Canadian Eventing Training Camp by Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch

Today was a good day for Canada’s dressage preparations. We had Gunner Ostergaard come to the farm to help us all work on our test for the WEGs. Most of us opted to participate (those who didn’t simply didn’t feel like drilling the movements was appropriate for their horses today) and it was a success for all! The general impression is that we all very much appreciated all of Gunner’s advice, and I personally have to say that I really enjoyed his teaching style and his way of explaining things. None of it was off in left field compared to what David has been telling us, it was just that personal touch and the different emphasis that Gunner put on it that added something new and useful to our homework. I think the plan may be to have him come to some of our Florida training sessions next spring!

Other than that, we had a fairly relaxed day around the farm. Ollie got to be turned out from 6:30-11:30 am and alternated between napping and eating. I’m so grateful that our horses get to enjoy a chill atmosphere for a few days before we head off to the mayhem that will be the WEGs!!

Thanks for reading. Talk to you tomorrow


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