Just curious: In a competitive trail class with a standard gate (not a rope gate), how many points do you lose for letting go of the gate once and briefly? Provided everything else was fine besides that one thing?
I just did a ranch horse competition today and my horse normally handles the gate like a pro, but he took an extra step away from the gate when we were going to close it and I had to let go momentarily. One judge gave me a 9 out of 10. The other judge gave me a 7 out of 10.
I feel like 3 points is too much of a penalty if that was the only thing I did wrong, but I guess I don't know the official point breakdown.