Prepping for a show in Belgium has been a big focus for us here at Puttenham Place since we finished our summer campaign, and the first two weeks of training and jumping have not disappointed.
Lier was our first stop in Belgium and what a super-friendly set up with great facilities, including lovely permanent stables.
To start with we focused on training and it was time well spent. We looked at single fence training, working through double set ups and an exercise on a diagonal line. This was really beneficial for us as it involved moving around the corner and keeping up the pace through the turn. It took a bit of time and a few puzzled looks from my end to get the gist of Belgium training lingo. They often say gallop and you think ‘oh my goodness, gallop!’ But they just mean more canter and to move, which I did get my head around and for me and my horses it makes such a difference to get that good canter tempo.
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