The problem with being so honest about my learning journey is that I have to be honest about shows as well. I feel like our contact is improving, but we'll see if what I feel can actually be seen by the judge.
Yeah, yeah, yeah I know it's supposed to be about my own personal journey, but I WANT higher scores. How can I move on if we keep getting the same comments from the judges and earning scores in the lower 60s and high 50s? And before you tell me that scores aren't perfect indicators of progress, I do know that, but they are a good gauge for me. The judges for whom I've ridden have offered very fair comments that have been right on the money. It is those comments, combined with the scores, that will tell me when we're ready to move up to Training Level.
So, scout's honor, I'll share my scores, and hopefully videos, of the two rides. Taz's mom has offered to come along and do the video for me. Wish us well!