We are going to show a shetland next year, hopefully, and we have watched the classes all year at the shows we attended. You need to watch your horse and show that horse at the trot to that horses best advantage. Some horses they showed fast as that is how the horse looked best, but I watched one this year that had some of the prettiest flowing movement at a slower trot. Very elegant. You may want to see how your horse moves best.Then trot the horse (pretty fast) in that direction, stop and then turn around.