The first time I saw an ECR on RFD-TV was a few years ago and it was all done at a controlled pace, an easy trot or canter for the most part. The horse was judged on willingness, style, and basic training. There was a water crossing and the horses walked through, trotted up a hill, cantered circles with a change of lead, sidepassing to a mailbox, dragging a log, stepping through brush and logs. Not this hell bent for election b-s that is being done now.