Originally Posted by rosie1
is it frowned apon to do a mix? So say I start in the rising trot but feel for one reason or another that sitting would be more effective is it ok to change it up? I've always picked what I thought would be best and stuck to it and I don't think I've actually seen anyone sit and rise in one test where it was optional, unless obviously otherwise stated such as an above example of 20m circle at rising trot allowing the horse to stretch.
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I've never seen it in writing that one has to stick to one type of trot position throughout the test (except for mandatory changes).
I would think that such may reflect negatively on your collective marks for rider effectiveness. Why, I don't know. It's just a hunch.