After a great day out competing last Wednesday (30-10-13) with both Roxie and Milli.....for more details from the day click here....Blog. Anyway back to last Thursday (31-10-13) when the Global Herbs team came to spend the day on the yard with us. It was great to finally meet the Global Herbs team after using their products for the last 6+ years and being sponsored by them for the past two seasons :) They met all the horses and watched my have lessons with Jan Breeze on them both too. We also did some videos talking about the products and the FANTASTIC results I've had from every product that I have used! Keep checking back too see the videos soon......
As well as Global Herbs being on the yard all day we had Carly from WOW Saddles with us. We were holding a demo day for a few people to try the saddles out and see, but more importantly feel the improvements these saddles make to their horses. We all had lessons with Jan Breeze once the saddles had been fitted to each horse / pony and everybody was amazed at the change in their horses way of going and the improvement in their flatwork / jumping technique.
After the HUGE improvements of Milli and her way of going in her new WOW Dressage Saddle I couldn't wait to try her in a jump saddle! I tried her in the flat seat event saddle, in fact it was one of Kitty Kings old saddles that has been round Badminton! The improvement in Milli's jump was incredibly. Milli has a very good natural way of jumping anyway but with a WOW saddle on she had a lot more jump to her stride making it more ground covering too. Her jump improved a lot too and she was basculing beautifully and using her back so much more and lowering her head right down. For the first few jumps she was unsure herself as to how much 'jump' she now had and just kept improving jump after jump after jump. She was so much neater in front and happier to get closer to the bottom of the fence allowing her to make the spread much easier etc. We are out at Blue Barn for their first BS show next Wednesday (13-11-13) and WOW will be there with us so come over to ask any questions you may have or just to say 'Hi' :)
Then it was Roxie's turn for her dressage lesson and I am very lucky because she is a very similar shape to Milli saddle wise so I have been schooling her in Milli's after WOW had a look at it on her and suggested I put a pro-lite pad underneath. For her lesson I had one fitted to Roxie and she felt great! It has taken her a while to get used to me being so much closer to her as there is a very strong bond between us anyway and to start with, where she was so much looser and had more movement in her shoulder there was the odd stride where she felt a little unbalanced which upset her a bit and interrupted the rhythm slightly but in my lesson she really got the hang of it and her work was incredible, especially her medium and extended trot!!! Roll on the next few competitions with Roxie in her WOW saddle :)
One of my Clients, Kim was very keen to try her mare in a WOW jump saddle after riding in a WOW dressage saddle during the dressage competition at Blue Barn where she noticed a huge improvement in her mares way of going. They got the same result from the jump saddle and the mare was much more settled on her approach to the fence as she can get a bit rushed and over excited. Everybody that tried the WOW saddle loved the improvements it made in theirs horses way of going both on the flat and whilst jumping and have now put WOW saddles at the top of their Christmas lists!! Jan was also very impressed with the improvements the saddles made to the horses and ponies that tried them for the lessons.
So all in all a very good and productive day at the SG Eventing headquarters despite the slight dampness the weather provided....takes a lot more to dampen our spirits!!! #gohardorgohome!
Until next time,
Keep Calm & Canter On
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