Anakin is a special horse, and I am excited to pilot him around the biggest tracks I have ever seen. This season has been amazing for me, and I believe it will only get better.
Even though we are both learning together, he feels more like an old pro teaching me the ropes. At Bromont, my first CCI*, this horse never wavered finishing with a few seconds of time and one unlucky rail, both my doing! After a well deserved break, we headed up to NY where Ani finished at Millbrook in the OP with an improved dressage score complete with 2 scores of 8! (33) in the pouring rain – we went slow because of the rain and this being the first outing since Bromont, so finished out of the ribbons – but the horse continues to amaze me. This past weekend we went to Seneca and my goal was to go fast and try some tougher lines and make bolder decisions and he did not disappoint me. For sure he was the most rideable to date, even in mud and rain and I feel confident he is ready to move up to Intermediate at our next outing. This horse is an amazing xc horse and great show jumper. He is gonna be a contender!