I took Jake to the final for the State Qualifying events today. My friend’s horse pulled off the float while I was warming up and came running up to follow Jake around which really set him off for a bit, but he settled down and managed to pull out a reasonable test and then a not-as reasonable test. We came 1st in the first test (grade 2E), then 2nd in our 2nd test (grade 2F) to come 2nd overall on countback (damn count back!). I have been doing a lot of work on sitting him up and he has started to pick it up, so I’ve put bits of where he seems a bit better in the video and then bits where he’s still somewhat lacking. There was also something apparently spooky at M in our second test which wasn’t useful but he only lost a mark or two for his lack of interest in that corner (that I will work on next time). I’m hoping that he qualifies for the state team so I can take him and try him in a bigger competition field! Any advice from these two tests? My friend took some bits of both and put them together for me Thanks in advance!