The delema is I got my new horse just before xmas and prior to me having him he had done NO dressage in his life. He didnt understand a thing.
He's 12 years old and was quite a prolific star gazer, due to that he doesnt have enough muscle just yet to hold himself up for a whole test, so here is my delema.
I really want to try out for the Area Team selection for dressage.
For that we have to do a Novice level test,(2nd level) so would have to have counter canter established, 10m circles at trot, 15m loops at canter and lenghtened canter on a circle.
We have the 10m circles down pat, and 15m loops at canter shouldnt be too hard. BUT counter canter and lengthend canter could be difficult, he does auto flying changes from his days as a NZEF sjer. And he's a speedy thing so I don't know if I could get him back smoothly and calmly after lenghtening.
So my delema is, should I give the Area Selection test a go or not? Would be my 2nd test on him ever so I don't know!!!