Ok, so I am going to be doing the Equitation at the APHA shows soon, and I had a question about changing your diagonals. When I watch the other people doing the patterns and look at past world champions and such, they all sit to change. I learned to change on a really bouncy horse, so I change my diagonals by standing, not sitting. So I do an up up change, not a down down, lol.
I have not seen anyone else change like this, even at my barn, my trainer didn't teach me to do this its just what I do, but I can do it better than a sitting change. So if I do a up up change during a pattern would it be counted against me? Or would I get like, extra credit for doing it differently for everyone else?
I can do a sitting change if I need, but it doesn't look as good IMO since my horse is like a jack hammer. So just some ideas on that.