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  1. #1
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    Default Novice Test A - Canter "Approaching B"

    I need help! Where do I do the canter depart? At the quarterline? One stride before B?



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    I've done a variation of both and not received comments saying I should have done it sooner or later. I think any time past the centerline but not at the rail is what they are looking for



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    Within a few strides of B. I have seen judges mark people down for transition too early, i.e. too close to centerline. I shoot for between the quarterline and B and while we screw up a lot of things, LOL, we don't generally get dinged for accuracy (hey, at least I get it half right that way).



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    pretend you are in a corner rather than the middle of the arena. Do it just like you would if the depart were in the corner.

    It's exactly the same as the old departs. Circle is just in the middle of the arena instead of the end. But there is no A or C. So they can't say, "canter depart between C and M". ya know?
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    I always do it a few strides before B, and while I have only shown that test 3 times I havent had any bad remarks on the timing of my depart.
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    Thank you!



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