I have recently been toying with the idea of trying a prelim test soon. I think it will be a good thing to try and see how he scores. However, we are really struggling to pick up the right canter lead, so would likely get poor marks for this. Because of this I am undecided as to whether to enter or not, as I would automatically be shooting our score in the foot.
This is my current thought process:
~ starting point to improve on
~ feedback on his canter
~ more experience
~ will motivate me to improve the problem
~ will get poor scores for that movement
~ will bring collective marks down
~ we won’t be competitive
~ it still costs money
E-Dressage said that I would likely score a 4-5 for cantering on the wrong leg, but could potentially be lower, some people have scored 0 if they haven’t tried to correct it. However, it is only the right lead we struggle with, so the left lead would be an accurate score…
What are your thoughts as I’m still at a complete loss as to what to do!