Eurodressage's German correspondent Barbara Schnell travelled to Bad Hamburg, Germany, to snap some photos of German Under 25 Grand Prix rider Sanneke Rothenberger getting acquainted with her newest acquisition, Tinne Vilhelmson's Rhinelander gelding Favourit. Rothenberger's first session in the saddle was not about piaffe-passage, but getting to know one another.
Rothenberger took her time showing Favourit everything at Gestut Erlenhof: the indoor arena, the outdoor arena, a bit of the fields, the paddock and then she did some late-afternoon grazing with him.
Check out this selection of lovely photos of Sanneke and Favourit's first hours together
Photos © Barbara Schnell