Ask the Judge: wrong leads, acknowledging the judge and more
In an under saddle class I pick up the wrong lead. What is the best way to fix it? Lets be clear about what not to do first: definitely no pullup, halting or backing. There should be no exhibit of a flying change, either. Please do not discipline your horse, as this is your mistake and not your horse’s fault. You should simply and gently get back to the trot or walk and pick up the correct lead. More often than not, I will not penalize you. When horses jog back into the ring for soundness and one of them looks lame (not head-bobbing lame, but not totally sound), do you excuse them, jog them again, or let it go? Generally I am quite lenient when it comes to this, because the horse could simply be stiff after being jogged back from standing by the ingate for a long period…
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