Decisions Decions! What to do with this horse?!?!?! Kazzy had his second HT on Sunday and once again... was a ROCKSTAR!! Despite picking up the incorrect lead twice on our first canter, he put in a solid test to score a 38.5. Even with that, he was only two points out of first! His trot work was again, very solid. The footing the entire day was a sloppy mess, but everyone made the best of it and I am thankful that Michelle (the organizer and owner of Burgundy Hollow) allowed the Horse Trial to go on! Michelle also allowed me to include the Beginner Novice/Novice water complex into my cross country course. That was wonderful because it was the first time that Kazzy rode a water complex on an actual course (minus the fact that we would not be penalized for refusals). He was awesome though and only had a tiny bit of hesitation. Nothing that would have been penalized. I made full use of this schooling option and made three passes through before jumping the last fence on course! By the second go, he was leaping in! I have been contemplating bringing him with Scooby to the New Jersey Horse Trials at the end of October, but we would have a water complex on course, so I really wanted to see how he would handle a "surprise" water. He answered that question very well, so we will see, maybe both my ponies will be at New Jersey! In the meantime, I have to decide whether to temporarily pull Kaz's "for sale" listing. I think he is quite special and a very big part of me would like to tap into those eventing skills even more before selling him, but I do not have unlimited funds. One horse at Prelim is costly enough!! We could make it work, but I just don't know what to do!! Opinions please!!!!!!
Below are video clips from Burgundy Hollow Farm (including the water!!)