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During competitions, do you tend to focus on speed or options?

During competitions, do you tend to focus on speed or options?
Depend of the horses strenghts and weaknesses. If they are quite I would focus more on the speed and turns. If they are a bit slower then more or turns and taking out strides stuff like that
I go for speed, i know my older horse jumps clean and being an ex-barrel horse his turns are clean and sharp, whereas my younger horse we go for options and end up testing what he can do😊
Dependant on what horse I'm riding - slower horses I tend to go options, but they need to be able to turn, fast horses, speed, while still taking as many options I can.
For me, I would say options.