I do feel a little like I may have neglected you a little recently, what with putting the finishing touches to my book and illustrations and campaigning for Haynet Equestrian Blogger of the Year 2014 (which I won thanks to you guys – Wahay!) time got a little pushed for sharing hints and tips with you. Thanks for your patience, to make amends I’ve got some great stuff in store for you.
Let’s kick off with a reminder about the Collective Marks series of blogs I bought to you in 2014 …
- The Collective Marks – Scoring
- The Collective Marks – Paces and Regularity – Walk
- The Collective Marks – Paces and Regularity – Trot
- The Collective Marks – Paces and Regularity – Canter
- The Collective Marks – Impulsion
… and pick up again with a brand new blog about The Collective Marks – Submission.
You will know by now that my view is that very few trainers give real weight to their pupils understanding and focus on the collective marks. Forgotten about and often viewed as something that just happens because it is just ‘in there’. Quite simply, if you do not have a full understanding of what the judge is looking for when awarding The Collective Marks, you do not have a full understanding of the aims of your test.