No you are agreeing with me, that's is what I was saying, maybe badly but that is what I meant.
Sorry Golden Horse - I picked up the wrong quote
It was Equitates quote I was refering to
"Unless you are setting up the arena (and even then it is in the USEF rule book) or taking a test, it is immaterial to know the 17 letters. Riding a test is easier learned by riding the patterns"
If you know where the letters are the test is easy to learn