being agile on horseback – applying agile thinking, approaches and tactics to competitive horse riding!
I love applying agile techniques and approaches in different contexts, both in business and in life. This year I have been applying it to my goal to compete on the pony I ride Storm. He is a 19 year old connemara cross owned by my friend that I have been riding for the past couple of years. I have ridden all my life but havent had the opportunity to compete before, or indeed even ride in a sand school, my training has all been by my horses on clay trails, cornish lanes and the odd county canter.
#Beingagile on horseback .. Ive been hinting in my talks lately about using #agile tactics to reach my goal to compete in a cross country event! And last weekend we did it! I’m so delighted it went so well, so well that we won our class!! 🙂 #pairs #wip #tdd #bdd #ci #mvp
Our long term goal is to compete in a one day event next year so over the autumn we are going to have a go at #dressage with the aim to put in a good test by christmas and compete in a musical christmas dressage event! Neither of me or Storm have tried dressage before so we will be focusing on refining our style, improving our #balance #agility #flexibility #connection and partnership.
Our first sprint is learning the first test, and we will be entering our first event on 25th October, just 3 weeks away! Its definitely going to be a minimum viable test, but we are hoping to get more that 2/10 for each move and some good feedback on how we can improve and refine!