Don't get hung up on the negative, you'll never do a test thinking 'oh that was perfect', theres always something to improve on and always something great that happened! So learn from the things you want to improve but remember the enjoyment and the good things too!
Entered again this month. I'm happy to have improved my score and to be in the middle of the table: even though I got a rosette for second place last time, it was only in a field of four, so this feels more solid.
I'm certainly more pleased with how JB went for me, and my position on him. Our turns were crisper, our circles less egg-shaped and even though I wasn't straight down the centre-line and was crooked down one side, I feel that I didn't look so terrible. I was on the right diagonal most of the time, at least!
This could get addictive.. at any rate, it's a great record of my development as a rider.
Thank you! Neither I or my instructor was happy with the first attempt, so we went again. That's one of the advantages of inter over 'real' dressage... that and being able to cut-and-paste the best movements together.. (joke)!