Good job! I really like how you kept her at a nice consistent pace! Usually when I get into a show ring, because of my nerves, I cause the horse to be all over the place with his pace.
A quick question as I am just starting into dressage, with your first canter that you picked up the wrong lead, why did you not change it? Are you not allowed to do a flying change or drop back to a trot and fix it? I noticed that you just continued through the circle on the wrong lead. Or were you just not aware as you were riding it?
Great job, though, on the 2nd place!
Thank you, Gemini! I'm actually very nervous every time, so I have to thank my qh to stay calm for both of us.
It'll be a problem when I'll start showing my paint though as she feeds on me too much.
Yes, you are supposed to change wrong canter by going to the trot and asking again for the correct one. I was unaware at first (as I'm getting very disoriented on test), then it was too late (so you could see I broke back to the trot way before the end of the circle and just kept trotting).
BTW, Spyder, yes, I got very low on that canter. No surprise. And thank you for suggestions! :)
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