Today has been AMAZING!
It was a loooong morning waiting for our XC time in the late afternoon. When I finally was sat on Sky ready to warm up someone had fallen off and we got 20 mins delayed. But luckily I didn't start to warm up before that.
Anyway. I finally got to go, at least for a few minutes before I got stopped on course. Another two riders had fallen and I had to stop and get off. The hold ended up being 15-20 mins.its quite difficult to know and be prepared for something like this. I mean - there is a reason we're warming the horses up, right?
Had some Swedish team mates who came out and led sky around so I could go to the loo, drink some water and relax. And when I finally got the notice that I was allowed to go again I jogged him and cantered him for a few minutes before I went back out on course.
Because of the circumstances sky didn't feel quite the same after the hold. Didn't really get into the same speed and rhythm but we kept fighting and went clear on all the jumps and finished with some time penalties.
I am so happy and proud over me and my horse - and once again. He's just one of a kind. What a legend he is. I'm so lucky to have him.