John Foss wrote:

> The skill levels are designed to give the rider freedom in choosing the

> (eventually) 10 mounts to be used. My own personal policy (and suggested for

> everyone else) is to allow only one “mirror image” mount. So if the rider

> mounts with the left foot for level I and the right foot for level II, each

> succeeding mount must be of a different type, not just opposite side.

Do you expect a level n candidate to show 1+2+…+n = n*(n+1)/2 different mounts

(1 for level 1, 2 more for level 2 and so on). Or is it sufficient to know n

mounts, i.e. you are allowed to use the n-1 mounts you used for level n-1 again

for level n.

Ok, I’m a mathematician and there may be some people out there who don’t like

abstract variables like this n I used above. So for all of you who already swear

on me, here’s the same thing in a more understandable way: how many different

mounts do you need for level 3? Is the answer 3 or 6? The number 6 results from

1 mount for level 1, another 2 mounts for level 2 and three more for level 3,

1+2+3=6. In the latter case you need 55 different mounts to achieve level 10!

Wolfgang

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