I made it to the barn last Sunday after the show, but I was so sore and battered that all I did was some turn out. I skipped Monday and Tuesday's visits and only showed up on Wednesday to do more turnout and barn chores. It was good to see my boys, but I was still so sore that there was no way I could pop up for a ride. I even cancelled my regular Wednesday lesson.
I am not one to celebrate other's failures, but when I see people that I respect have off days, it makes my own disappointments seem less ... well, disappointing. So I looked up an acquaintance on Center Line Scores to see how she had performed when doing the Training Level tests.
Center Line Scores is an unofficial site (not USDF sponsored) that tracks riders' scores from USDF-rated shows, Training Level and above. Here are her scores so that you can see what I mean. It's interesting to see that she spent a lot of time riding the fourth test at First Level (the old tests).
I hope that in a few years my data will look similar to this more advanced rider. There will be some disappointing scores I am sure, but there will also be some high scores that will make me smile - I hope.