The weekend throw away tests are definitely helping us ride a better test
Luckily we came across Tom Graham in the warm up arena at Quainton on Saturday.
Our warm up started ok but Alfie was soon back in charge tightening through his neck line and running away from me.
A few wise words from the side lines and the back end was soon creating power instead of pushing out of control and rider almost back in charge.
Then the most important wise words I needed to hear as I walked off to the arena..... ''sit up sit still don't fiddle''
Not often I watch the video back and think, that was rather good.
My inner core needs more engagement so I don't hunch over my hands or lower my hands but the connection was so much better.
The first test felt a little lazy, although judge thought it was good enough for a second overall and that meant winnings whooo hoooo
I went for a bit more oomph in the second test but lost some of the softness so our marks dropped but overall a very productive outing.