I had a debate with myself about moving up to third level, and whether I/my horse is ready for it. I've been at second level for almost 3 years where I reguarily achieve good scores, and placed in top 5, I can perform all the movements, and its mainly a lack of time working in collected frames, and small issues here and there with a bit of suppleness, lack of concentration and my ugly position.
After some discussion - I've decided to for these reasons
- you are more motivated to improve when you are at the bottom of the level.
- you never know unless you go and try it
- no one gets anywhere by wondering if, they do get places by just doing.
One close friend thinks I'm wrong, and that I should wait until I feel better prepared, I am disagreeing as lng as my expectations are at the level of my horse - why shouldn't I move, I'm not expecting miracles for my first test, just to get some feedback on what to work on to be successfull at that level in the future.
What are your thoughts on moving up, would you move up in my situation?