Video of Mo's First Combined Test
 Chrissie ended up riding Mo in his first Combined Test.
It was interesting to see how he went for someone else.
She'd never ridden him in a dressage saddle, and I could
see that he didn't soften as easily as he had been for me.
They were 3rd after dressage with a 39.5 (might have been higher, but
Chrissie had an error on the course).
This was Mo's first time around a stadium course, so he wasn't completely
focused on the job at hand. No refusals or run outs, but the second fence
of the combinations didn't go smoothly.
All in all, we were very impressed with his attitude. He was a little up in the dressage warm up,
but once he entered the ring he realized it was boring dressage and even needed leg on to keep
the canter. He was probably not sure why the saddle got put back on for the jumping,
but once they were jumping he listened and followed the course that Chrissie gave him.

Tacking Up
Warming up
Dressage Test
Stadium Course
Child with horse