Just little things like the horse trotting out of that first rollback, that should have been a huge
penalty, then when it did pick up the lope, it appeared to crossfire for about 3 strides. Just other little things like the horse anticipating a lead change (or was maybe cued too early) at about 2:33. I think part of the problem might have been that her legs were in a completely different position than either she or the horse was used to and interfered with her leg cues. The horse's front end was kinda hoppy in the spins, especially to the left, as opposed to smooth. I enjoy Stacie's runs but it seems to me that much of what she does now is based on the novelty of bareback/bridleless and some of her runs have been getting sloppy. I guess I am just so used to watching NRHA competitions that I forget that what you see in the AQHA shows is on a completely different level.
I was thoroughly impressed with this run, it was as close to flawless than I have seen in years. The only thing I really didn't like was how many steps he walked to that first lead departure.