Here's the test:
I am most proud of the six we earned on the second canter transition. Fives have been pretty common for us with at least a four in there one time before. A six tells me I was maybe softer in my aid and he was more relaxed. Whatever it was, we'll take it!
And the eight coming down the centerline - I knew we nailed that one. I had the judge dead set in my sights and I was thinking forward, forward, forward. That's a difficult movement for less experienced horses because the halt happens at G, immediately in front of the judge. It's easy for a horse to start slowing down if he feels like you're going to run him through the judge's tent! I was pleased with how forward Speedy did that trot down the centerline.
So ... no qualifying score (for RAAC), but a solid ride none-the-less.
Oh, all right! Here's another post-ride pic of Speedy G hanging out on the Hi-Tie. That pony really likes this gizmo. It does get me some curious looks though. Those darn endurance riders and their fancy doodads!