What to do with scoresheet afterwards?
Random question. What do you do with your tests after the show?
So you go to a show, you do your absolute best, and later you get your score sheet and hopefully a ribbon.
You go over everything on the sheet, you share it with your trainer, maybe you start (internally) swearing at the judge and questioning her state of mind and eyesight, or maybe you want to go over and give her a hug and ask her to be your BFF and start to braid each others hair.
After you've extrapolated all of the feedback to can, what do you do with it? Do you throw it away, do you frame it, do you put it in a binder? Do you, save only scores over a certain % or only those tests and shows where you placed. I have ribbons, and bridle tags and score sheets, and while Im proud of all of them what should I do with them?
The ribbons and bridle tags, I'm fine with hanging them from a wire on the wall, but what about the tests themselves, especially the ones I'm proud of or where we placed or qualified?
I've thought about creating a binder with all my old score-sheets in it, organized by test level and by horse, but I never remember to do so and usually end up tossing old tests. :3
I keep 'em and go back years later and have a good laugh!! Or, if I sell a horse I like to give them the tests so they can see the progress as well as the problem areas. I'm just sentimental and don't get rid of stuff, I just file it.
I used to take dressage clinics a few years back. On the last day, I would always ride 2 tests, I would compare my scores & comments from the year before, just kept them in my filing cabinet.
Since my horse is insured I keep them all in a folder so I can prove justification for either raising the insured amount due to training and provern performance, or in the case of the worst happening, I can show the horse was actually worth what he was insured for.
It also helps to track progress through the levels and see your improvement from the very first show.
It's up to you though whether or not you want to keep them. As you indicated they are good to use to go over with the trainer and good to see if what you felt is what the judge saw.
I've got so many clear view folders full of dressage score sheets that it's not funny. I like to see how I've improved and I like looking back on tests that I'm proud of. I've only ever intentionally thrown out one test.
I keep all of mine in folders, ordered with the horse's name.
But I'm an organisation nazi and keep EVERYTHING under their names - vet bills, feed bills, farrier bills, saddlery purchased etc.
It all gets put in their folder.
I chuck 'em in a cabinet, usually end up with the newest ones on top... usually being the operative.
I need them for qualifications and applications half the time so the "important" ones like my 66% at PSG and the 64% at I1 float to the top. I'm riding in my first CDI this weekend so I don't know if I'll do anything special with those tests, depends on how well I do I guess!! :P
I keep all mine in a stack in the back of a closet, other than last's week sheet which I burned in my fire pit. (worst score every after a show where we got our best score ever...ouch) I look at my tests only after picking the ride apart in my head to see if I am feeling what the judge is seeing. It's both interesting and frustrating at the same time to know I'm riding the same test and getting such different results. I guess it's like everything else in riding, fix one thing - break another!
We've only just started, but Remy has a scrapbook. They go in there.
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