Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The great, white expanse of Maine...ugh!
I'm taking my eventer to a dressage schooling show next week to kick off our season - we're solid First Level while schooling, and are working on mastering some Second Level. But because I haven't shown him before, I'm doing Training level with him - I'm going to do 2, 3, and 4. He's fit enough to be able to do three, and it'll be a good experience for us to really try to improve our score as the day goes on - it'll be interesting to see how the comments we get differ/stay the same. If we were doing First at this show, I'd stick to two, just because there's a pretty big jump between "relaxed, forward, accepting bit + posting to the trot" and "seeking contact, beginning to lengthen, sitting trot."
And now, the men of the Second Armored Division with their famous close-order swanning about.