So agree with what Trish says!
“At the lower levels, when you do start to break up the line by adding in other obstacles, consider that the rider will now be going one handed not two.
We are trying to set up a course that demonstrates their control, and scored like it's dressage. Asking them to ride bending lines, when they can't even do them correctly two-handed, is not contributing to the progressive development of the horse.”
I always say, our beginning levels of Intro and Novice need to be working on solid basics, building partnerships and confidence without sacrificing connection.
Nicole Chastain Price