LIST 1 judge and trainer Mark Ruddock says he likes Medium 73 better than the Medium 69 used for the 2017 Petplan Finals because it gives riders the chance to prepare the movements. It will be this season’s Petplan Area Festival first round silver and bronze medium test — and will presumably feature at the second round contests, too. Watch this space for confirmation! In this latest test analysis, Mark draws attention to the walk and the slipshod way that he often sees it being ridden in tests. Medium 73 has extended walk and walk half-pirouettes, so a . . .

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