We then had a terrible spook spin when we tried to pick up the canter, each time we tried to pick up the canter, and at least one halfhearted buck when I popped her with the whip.This was about where the score went 3, 3, 2, elimination. I kept right on riding, and thankfully the judge let me.
What I really wanted from this show was a reasonable idea how I would do on the BN dressage test, and elimination is not a score! Being a schooling show, I marched us right up to the check in desk and asked how we could make a do-over happen. Obviously that lovely elimination is what counted towards my BN derby score, but I just wanted another shot at the test to be sure she understood what her job was out there.
The pictures aren't nearly as fun, but we got the job done. We left with a score and comments on a full test! Now we have a place to work from.X halt salute isn't nearly as charming a picture on a wind-blown pony in jumping garb!