In our schooling sessions we have been focusing on Elton’s rhythm, making sure he’s not rushing or too forward, especially in the trot as well as helping him to develop his confidence and balance in his work as he is only five. We have also been working on our transitions making sure he stays relaxed and straight through them. He has also been working on his straightness away from the fence of the school, to start with he was a bit of a wriggly worm, but he soon got the idea.
Elton has also had a visit from the vet who came to give him his routine vaccinations, as well as being visited by our farrier and saddler this month. Elton was a super star for the farrier having his first ever set of shoes on his front feet as well as having his hind feet trimmed. Katie Farrell our saddle fitter also visited to measure Elton for his new Harry Dabbs Dressage Saddle, who have also kindly lent us a saddle until ours is made. It has made such a difference already.