I'm too slow...I think
So now that I'm am finally doing BN divison, time now matters. I measured a known distance for 325mpm with 4 fences and rode it a half dozen times yesterday. I consistently came in 8 to 10 seconds slow for an almost 1 minutes distance. I'm wondering if it's truly anything to be concerned about. My horse and I are currently working in a very forward but relaxed pace for both of us and jumping the fences in stride. The course I measured has hard turns to it unlike a traditional XC course, so I'm thinking seconds were eaten up in those spots. Then there's the show factor. Horses perform better, jump higher and run faster when they know it counts, right? Since I'm new to this division, and trying to keep everything safe and both of us confident, I'm just trying to figure out if there's anything to really fix here.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.