On Thursday and Friday, we held our first Riding Academy session. Riders learned lots of new skills, including how to apply polo wraps, how to tie a quick-release knot and how to use grooming tools properly. Our farrier, Scott Mohney, demonstrated hot and cold shoeing techniques and answered questions about hoof care. Riders did some bareback riding and tried some beginner vaulting skills, learned about first aid, trailer safety and how to identify different types of jumps in the ring. We're looking forward to our next Riding Academy session scheduled for the week of July 13th. For more information on our Riding Academies, visit our Events Page.
And if you think that's all the fun we had this week, well, you're not even close! On Saturday, Alexis and Domino braved the wind and rain to head to the Fair Hill Starter Trials where they competed in the Intro Division. They put in a nice dressage test, then rocked around the jump courses to finish fourth in their division. As they came through the finish flags what had been drizzle turned into pouring rain, so we were happy to get Domino back to the trailer and cooled off.
We are especially proud of this pair for all of their hard work and dedication to improving their partnership. It's really paying off as they are better and better with each outing. Not many photos this time, due to the rain, but here's a cute one of them getting ready for the dressage.