My daughter is 6yrs old. She has been trying very hard to ride an aged Mustang pony in the local shows. We started on Lead Line classes and then have progressed to walk over poles for 8 and under. Can someone tell me what they are judged/scored on in this class?
I have never shown english/jumped at all, so I am not sure what to help her on to do this. When I was standing by the ring watching a girl next to me kept commenting on her diagnals, but she is at a walk so I don't understand what she meant. When I turned around to ask her she had walked away. We are in small shows like the most is 6 kids in her class so she has gotten ribbons at each, but this last time she did not get a ribbon and I do not understand why or what to work on.
I was only told to go over the ground poles in the center and as straight as possible, use the whole arena and two point position at each pole. But obviously we are missing something because we have done all these and have gotten better each time, but we still place last out of our classes. Positive note: she is super happy with Pink Ribbons! LOL In fact she got a fourth on Saturday and told me the next day she wanted to try for another pink ribbon to fill her line out. So for now, placings do not matter to her and its just the experiance for us both. I would still like to know what we are not doing right though.
Can anyone give me some help?