Shows in general:
“He / She was BRILLIANT” = I was sadly not that brilliant and we did not place hence the lack of any other details
“Just a few problems” = It didn’t go well and I don’t want to go into details. In fact I want to go home and eat my own weight in chocolate and hug my duvet.
“I was eliminated” / “I fell off” = Hug me I have spent all my money on an animal that wants to kill me
“The time was very tight” = I went too slowly
“The time was very generous” = I was going fast
“It was a horrible filler / dog leg / turn” = I had faults at that filler / dog leg / turn
“The stride was wrong” = I didn’t make the stride
“It was a tough course” = I was bricking it
“We got over them all anyway” = It took a few tries to get over them and I was possibly eliminated a few times over but I won the battle in the end, I think.
“I had a few down” = I stopped counting after three
“S/he was a bit strong” = My arms are five inches longer in length than they were earlier and I need a drink
“Just outside the placings” = I didn’t get placed and am struggling with disappointment
“The judge didn’t seem to like me” = She may have been afraid I was going to land in the car beside her.
“It was a very complicated test” = I forgot where I was going at least twice
“My Halt wasn’t great” = It was more like a meandering sideways escape from the arena
“She was a bit spooky” = I spent half the test outside the arena on three tracks
“She warmed up great” = and then went in to have a complete party in the competition arena
“The horse didn’t like the judge” = The horse went badly for the judge
“The judge gave him / her a great ride” = horse moved up the line after the judge rode it
“S/he went grand for me” = horse moved down the line after the judge rode it
“There was some lovely horses in the class” = and they beat me