Our first part was just three gaits in the ring. Walk, whatever came next faster on your horse and whatever that was faster than that. That was so that gaited horses were competing with the walk, trot, canter crowd absolutely straight across. It was judged on soundness, standing to be mounted, standing alone for a quick minute, backing — never know when you might have to back out of something — and just standing there for a few minutes without being an idiot about it. If your gear was safe and clean that was pretty much it, but you got brownie points for having a hoof pick.