Today was the last day to enter the last online show of the year for Better Dressage Scores.
Video of the test submission:
For fun, comment your guess on the final score below.
You won’t hurt my feelings if it’s extremely low. I have thick skin.
This whole thing has really shown me that I suck. I mean, seriously! Why am I leaning?!? And what is going on with my shoulders? I look like a sack of potatoes up there. No, wait.. at this point, I’m pretty sure a sack of potatoes could sit up there straighter than I did.
And!! And!!! Normally the free walk on a loose rein is Joy’s strong suit. This time.. ugh. She only wanted to rip the reins out of my hands and barge forward. There was no lengthening over the top line. It was just rip and go. Bleck!! Same with the stretchy trot. It SUCKED!
I was happy with the canter departs. The right lead strike off at C is on a downward slope. That depart is difficult for Joy to do successfully. Any other spot in the arena would be a thousand times easier than right at C, going downhill. I hate that spot.
(Extremely) brief moments in the trot work were nice. I felt she showed more bend in this video submission than she did the last time I submitted a video for this show series (I still lost her shoulders a lot, but moments of better bend in there).
My guess for final score is 60%.
What’s your guess?