I mean I am committed to taking Sydney to a show. We worked on some bending at Wednesday's lesson. I worked on those same concepts on Thursday. I can see where we might have a bit of trouble. It's not a brand new issue, and I have been schooling it, but I can see that entering at A on the right bend might be a bit hard as will tracking right at C. Hence, A is for trouble.
Those two turns, essentially 10-meter turns, are more difficult to control because Sydney wants to pivot on his hind end instead of following his front feet. If I don't use a LOT of leg to push him out, he'll either take out the rail as we enter at A or throw a fit right in front of the judge at C. With that in mind, I worked those 10-meter bends pretty thoroughly on Thursday evening.
One other issue we'll have is stalling out. As I send him sideways, he tends to lose steam and wants to fall back into a walk. I am hoping that he is actually a little perky which might give me some added rev to his engine. Although honestly, stalling out and walking is way, way better than bolting through the corner with his head jacked up into the air with me wailing, sh********t as we careen around the court.
I have a week and a few days to really get those ten-meter turns more fluid and balanced. I really don't want to report back that I yelled sh******t in the middle of a dressage test. That would be pretty unladylike.