With my limited funds this year, this series is pretty much the entirety of my show season. I did do our one and only local show, and I still plan on going to the CDS Regional Adult Amateur Competition in August, but this small, four show series is my main hurrah for the year. As such, scoring well has become my goal.
I am probably not going to win either of my classes on Sunday, I have some pretty stiff competition, but I am striving to bump up my scores. Speedy and I have shown that we have the ability to earn a high 60 or even a score in the 70s (we have two of those at a USDF show). Those scores are certainly not gimmes, but at least we're capable of them.
I realized that to get that feeling, Speedy has to be sitting down in order to push up and forward. When his hind end is engaged, he can return to a working or collected canter without me having to jerk his face off. He gave me some excellent transitions to working canter yesterday which gave me confidence to ask for a bigger and more powerful canter.
If I can get it at the show, we'll definitely bump our sixes closer to sevens.