I loved the Judge, Mindy Elgart. She gave lots of helpful criticism but was extremely nice to all of us. The comments about Tucker were very complimentary which made me beam with pride. After we ran through the test we worked on my position (which is still pretty hunter-ish, despite Cindy's efforts to fix it) and worked on getting a bigger canter and a better canter transition. Tucker was wonderful for all of it, and since he did exactly what we asked and he was blowing pretty hard with the extreme heat yesterday, we opted not to run through the whole test again. Overall, though it wasn't perfect, I was super happy with him. No invisible monsters anywhere in sight yesterday. Good boy!
After the test we stood and talked to the Judge for a bit, so when I gathered my reins back up he thought maybe he'd try some of his spooky/stuck stuff, but I was able to sit and support and send him through it without incident, so I am pretty happy with myself too!
Here's the video:
Doesn't he look ADORABLE in his white polos and dressage tack?