It did seem like a bigger step in what they asked for, but the rater was pretty understanding. He couldn't pick up his right lead, so in warmup I was explaining in-depth some of the warmup exercises I was doing to get him to flex and get his weight off of his inside shoulder to free it up for the right-lead canter. She said that once I can work with him on that canter, we will actually be above D3 standards, so that was nice to hear. In the jumping portion he got them every time, silly boy
Sounds like a good Rater. We try to work with the members when they have a green horse,too. If you know what you're doing wrong and how to fix it, etc, we generally will let it slide. You can usually tell a rider that's ready to move up. Have fun! Good luck at your rallies!
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong
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