(“. . . . (Only) well enough to order a pizza.”)
(“. . . moving the girth around the inside front leg.”)
(“How much . . .to penalize”)As you may know, every licensed dressage judge is required to take part in regular training/re-training periodically to maintain their standing. This includes written tests on the rules and at least every three years participation in a judges forum which usually involves moderated oral judging of tests in front of their peers and a distinguished moderator. These are usually two or three days in duration.
(“A good true canter . . . tends to take care of itself.”)
(“. . . Hugh Wiley, Harry deLeyer, Arthur Godfrey . . . “)
(“Why practice them endlessly?”)
explained by late Miguel Tavora:
(Ha-honk!)I was judging a dressage schooling show in Tallahassee. As always, I was summoning the riders to the arena with my duck call. Ha-honk! Ha-honk! One competitor after another. About mid morning I blew for my next entrant: Ha-honk!
(“.But then I learned it”)
(“It takes away a good teaching tool.”)