I'm going to bring this up to my trainer, but I thought I'd ask you guys for some input too.
When my mare and I start our show season, we'd should be and would like to be riding in a slow twist dee. Right now I'm riding her in a kimberwicke (which the judges usually see as unconventional and is why I'm getting rid of it). During the transition downward (when schooling), I'm considering using a martingale. Do you think this would help, or would it become a crutch? Standing or running?
Thanks for any input!