Im showing showmanship and walk/trot/canter classes this summer. I have a few questions...
1) What are you being judged on for walk/trot/canter?
2) Walk/trot/canter doesnt have any jumps does it? I just seen someone on youtube have some.
3) Any tips?
A w-t-c class should be just that. A walk, trot and canter in both directions.
Since you said trot-canter, I am going to assume you ride english.
Normally, if the class doesn't have eq or equitation on the end of it, the horse is being judged on the way of going. Each discipline will have different stuff they are looking for. If it was an eq class, you would be the one being judged.
Be observant and keep a headsup for other people, as sometimes they won't look out for you.
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If the horse is being judged, they are being judged on movement, manners and way of going, as well as suitability for the discipline. You want an relaxed, ground covering walk, a bright, forward trot and a balanced, slow, rythymic canter. Hunters are supposed to move with a sweeping gait and reaching stride with little break at the knee.
Wrong leads are marked down.
If the rider is being judged, you are being judged on position, control of the horse, correct diagnols and leads and overall partnership with the horse.