What a great school! Here are some photos from Daatje's first x-country clinic.
He began with the 4 riders practicing riding up and down the terrain.
Tom showing me a better position to control my mare when galloping.
The first jump.
I'm very proud of her for this one. There's trees, shadows, brush....and yet she went right over. :)
Up the little bank.
This little fence used to scare me so much when I was in college! I had a fear of riding down hill, and to jump a log before hand seemed like a frightening proposition.
No fear today though. :) Daatje handled the downgrade like an old hat.
Merry-go-round in the water. :)
Cantering through the water!
Not sure about jumping into the water. :)
She did it! Good girl. :)
Very enthusiastic about jumping out of the water. :)
At the end, he had us piece together all of the jumps that we had practiced into a mini 6 fence course. She did that too!