Hey all! So I'm getting back into showing showmanship after a 7 year break. When I used to show (and I'm trying really hard to remember!), I would nod at the judge after they nodded at me when they were ready for me to begin my pattern. Then, after the inspection, the judge would nod at me and I would nod back before pivoting, and I would look back to the judge a few times as I was walking/trotting away to line up. This is what my trainer told me to do, what everyone else did, and I almost always won.
Today, I read an article that says do NOT nod at the judge when they are done with the inspection, or look back at them as you walk/jog away to line up. And I am completely confused!
My question for all of you that HAVE showed in the past few years is, what's the correct thing to do?