I'm attending my "first ever" dressage show next month (I've attended schooling shows at my previous lesson barn, on provided tests), and I'm not quite sure where I sit. The show is on the 17th, and I haven't started practising any actual tests, because I just found out about the show, and now I'm stuck.
I wanted to try out the training level test 4, instead of jumping right into first level, because it's a bit "intimidating" for a first time... but then I got to thinking.
The levels apply more to horses, don't they? Does the training level apply to horses in training? The horse I'm riding is 12 years old, an "ex" very flashy, VERY well trained show pony... is that appropriate? Does it apply more to the rider, or more to the horse?