Any tips on Novice 30

Malibu

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So as you may know i am performign a test (nOVICE 30)for Sally Merrison (Junior chief selector for BD)

Rupert can do it, but i just woudl appreciate a few tips on how to perfect the test. His mediums are great and i think that i will have to get that last medium canter in quickly showing some good strides before back to trot, also for the change canter trot canter do i do approx 4 strides of trot so it established?

any tips

oh and what shall i wear, its a seminar thing so plaited horse and bandages but for me i thought just white jods/long boots and not sure for top half? shirt and stock?
 

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You sound like you have got the test sussed. Yes, 4 good steps of trot is better than the often seen 1 or two steps. It will give you time to rebalance and flex to the new lead.

As for what to wear, competition breeches, long boots and then a plain sweatshirt or a riding gilet/waistcoat with either a poloneck or polo shirt under is the norm. If it is going to be very warm, a short sleeved riding shirt should be fine, I'd have thought.

Good luck and let us know how it goes!
 

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i ask said question in july i can't sort a link (d'oh) but if you look for me and date of original question 20/7/06
Had some very good tips from peeps
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sounds like youve got it all sussed hun, you'l be fine - like i said they'l love you and your horse
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When i did talent spotting Bloss wore her white gear and was plaited up. I wore my white breaches, long boots and spurs (if needed), and a fitted white stock tshirt but without the stock. I wouldve worn my black gillet over the top had it been a bit cooler.

Good luck - i cant wait to here how you get on, im sure you are going to really really well xx
 
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