And this is the difference between here and across the pond. That all is just basic dressage, and is not very difficult to ride on a schooled horse. I think Phoebe is an exceptional rider and deserves scores like that as she takes boring to extraordinary and rides every drop out of that pony. But in general, to ride a half pass, a shoulder in, some counter canter, is not so difficult that it is unattainable. And to do it with a great seat is not hard either - lunge lessons!
For someone with 4 years of lessons - I assume - under their belt, this is to be expected, and is a product of a good system.
I teach a 12 year old, and I wish I could get her on a schooled horse! She has such feel...
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