After long wait.
The post most of you have been waiting ever so patiently for.
Yes I jumped cross country.
These images are not me. The images are of Collin and Berthe. I cannot jump and take pictures at the same time.
Berthe and Collin make an excellent photogenic pair. Collin jumps with his ears forward and Berthe smiles like shes having the time of her life. Just my opinion but I think she really enjoyed coming out and being mine and Zoe's video/photography guinea pig as we asked her to jump certain jumps again and again and sat in the way and dove out of the way more than once to avoid getting trampled upon a jump landing.
Well they look good together, except when Collin was unsure of this ditch. There was a lot of debating going on. It took some trial and error and a few times to poop because you know, the ditch might eat horses and it's better to be unloaded to run away. He did make it over, look at that wild mane.
So finally after patiently waiting and dreaming and begging and pleading Zoe completed editing the video of Merel, Karina and myself jumping the cross country course at the Slieve Aughty Centre completely bitless. Videoed and edited by Zoe
First Merel on Tessa. Second Karina on Dynamite and third me on Pixie (the first big chestnut horse in the video that goes by) Pixie is a great, big, honest mare. She had the most comfy canter and a great jump, perfect for a person like me who hadn't jumped seriously for almost 2 years before we took on the cross country here. PS- There were many, many, many more jumps this wasn't even a quarter of them.
Yes I absolutely, positively loved it. I want to do it again, and again and again! I found myself after the tornado and other storms scouting out fallen logs to make into cross country jumps. I don't think Indigo would like that. Quirky mare hates fallen or cut down trees. They are always a reason to shy the first couple times we go by.
Now the only problem here is...It's completely flat and boring. There is literally big fat ZERO for cross country in this area. Nothing, nada, nill.
I must change that.
More cross country Ireland pictures to come.