Before I decided to take a step back and spend a little time getting Abbey used to the van we did another dressage test.

Ok, so it wasn’t as good as our first effort but for a 2nd attempt, I was still pleased with it.

I got on a little early and did too much in the warm up, so by the time we were in the ring she was getting tired and frustrated. Just like at home she started to resist the contact.

There are a few things I did better – it looks like I am sat up straighter, for example – and others that weren’t as good. I wasn’t as accurate, I let her fall out of canter and really didn’t prepare enough for that first center line!

On the plus side we’d been practicing our right canter transitions and that was better!  (And we got a rosette!)

Practice makes perfect!