E-B half circle left working trot...approaching B working canter left lead. So you can pick up the canter the 2nd part of your half circle hopefully just before B? I will discuss with my trainer this week but was just noticing this.
8. C working trot
E-B half circle left working trot
9. Approaching B Working canter left lead
So I was working on hitting that canter right at B then reread and though maybe I am wrong. The past tests always called for changes at the Novice level something like ...between C and H working canter. Maybe the stepped it up a notch.
If it is like non eventing dressage, I have always been told to pick it up right after centerline. You want a nice flowing canter for your circle.
There SHOULD not be any penalty for anything right up to B, though, however, if you have a little wobble on your first stride, and are not in good canter at B, that would be less than ideal. (Not that a wobble is ever good, but again, the point seems to be to have a developed canter for the circle.
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Yup, just rode this test at an HT this weekend -- you want to pick up your canter between centerline and the letter, so that when you hit B, you have a nice, balanced rhythm. Anywhere in that zone is fine.