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Horse Diaries: Miss Rolo

Picture Post … Rollo

Horse: Miss Rolo - August 26th, 2011

Faye and Miss Rolo strut their stuff!

Horse: Miss Rolo - May 11th, 2011

24t h April was a very special day for Lane End … it loomed bright and sunny, the first one of our local Area 14 a british Showjumping shows. It was a nice casual set off (for once ) as our classes didn’t start until about 1pm – there was even time for a specially barbecued (in the new special gas-that-attatches-to-the-wagon-barbecue sausage buttie before we began.

Miss Rolo as usual was being her steady, well behaved self – looking all squeaky clean and newly polished for the camera.

The first class British Novice – one of the first times they have competed together at this height and what a corking job they made of it …

British Novice – First Round

… after storming through the first round with a definite clear round, they entered the jump off…

British Novice – Jump Off

… true to form they made an equally triumphant job of that gaining a fantastic DOUBLE CLEAR – congratulations to them both.

Not to be beaten they decided to go the whole hog and jump their biggest competition to date and enter the Discovery (this braveness has been attributed to the watching of Tomb Raider and deciding that if Lara Croft could be that brave than how hard could a 1.05m track be!!)

Much to our delight (but certainly not surprise – we knew they could pull it off easily) they made an equally fab job of the Discovery as well and claimed another clear round …

Discovery – first round – clear

So here we go the Discovery Jump Off …

Miss Rolo and Faye’s Discovery Jump Off

… unfortunately they had 4 faults but a pretty round all the same … after musc video analysing it was a unanimous decision that those 4 faults were just bloody unlucky!

Practising at home …

Horse: Miss Rolo - February 23rd, 2011

Last weeked we seized the opportunity between rain showers (which is always the case in the Lake District) set up a lovely course of jumps and took the horses up to the school.

They all seemed to be on good form and enjoyed the idea of jumping at home.

Miss Rolo concentrated on getting the right leg changes after the fence and managing all the turns. They did fab together and she didn’t touch pole (another successful day for Miss Rolo).

Miss Rolo and Faye strut their stuff!

Rolo’s off galavanting …

Horse: Miss Rolo - February 18th, 2011

Our little love Rolo has been off on her travels again today she has been up to Ings for a lesson with Judith Buckley.

She concentrated on flexing and steering today, stopping her leaning into the left rein. She did really well and the lesson was good.

She enjoyed a good clear round at the end of the lesson and as usual behaving impeccably.

Miss Rolo’s outstanding performances …

Horse: Miss Rolo - February 14th, 2011

As ever we can rely on these girls to bring home the money! Miss Rolo was as always a superstar, she behaved impeccably (in the wagon/collecting ring/arena/new stable) and managed several 3rds and a fifth.

Faye and her make the perfect team and she completed all her classes with a combination of 8 faults – pretty impressive considering she entered 6 classes in total.

Below is some video evidence of the weekends performances…

Miss Rolo bringing home the winnings – first round (90cm)

She just luuuurves bringing home the winnings – lap of honour vid …

Where’s Rolo off to?

Horse: Uncategorized, Miss Rolo - February 9th, 2011

should i stay or should i go?

Today Rolo has been of f
to her Dressage lesson and
she’s definitely learning a
few new tricks. She was very well behaved as usual  and it stayed dry (most of the time!)

Miss Rolo’s (packed to the brim) week …

Horse: Miss Rolo - February 4th, 2011

Miss Rolo has been out galavanting again this week the lucky girl. She happens to be an early morning girl and always gets worked first which seems to suit her.

On Monday she was taken up to the menage and worked hard on her straight lines and paces where she is doing well.

Tuesday she went out for a long hack – the weather was warm and she took Brandy (the Jack Russell) with her for company they had a nice canter up the fell and she came back for a good roll in the lunge pen and a stand in the sunshine.

Wednesday was her jumping lesson in Ings where everyone had a fab time. She didn’t touch a pole (she is always very careful) and was jumping high.

Thursday she was lunged in the ‘Whittaker’ which is certainly building up her fitness, she is looking like a different horse and is fast becoming the ‘best-muscled on the yard!

Today she has yet again climbed steadily into the trailer and set off to Lindale where she is having a dressage lesson. She is going to be the best ‘all rounder’ on the yard!

Miss Rolo’s winning streak

Horse: Miss Rolo - January 26th, 2011

What a day for Miss Rolo – on Sunaday we hit the road and venbtured up to Greenlands EC (http://www.greenlandsequestriancentre.co.uk/ to take part in their showjumping competitions. The turnout wasn’t massive but it meant that everything was nice and calm – just how we like it!

Both Miss Rolo and Faye did fantastic claiming both a red and a blue rosette.

The crowning glory has to be that she beat Matthew …

Click below for the winning performance

Miss Rolo’s winning performance

Introducing Miss Rolo …

Horse: Miss Rolo - January 26th, 2011

Ridden by Faye, Miss Rolo is a multi talented, bay, mare – she can jump, drive and is generally as quiet as a mouse.

Here is a video going strong up at Rowallan EC …

(she came second but was beaten by a super quick – just a bit bigger then a pony- horse, next stage is to work on a speed round)

Click on the link below …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qfBoANmCPU

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