|All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless specified. Halts may be through the walk. To be ridden in an ordinary snaffle with the reins in both hands.||JUDGE||Ida Norris|
|CADORA TRAINING LEVEL TEST A|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Quality of transitions,|
|6.5||6.5||rider leaning right= horse falling left. to make an elegant salute.. arm out to about 40 degrees from horse and hold to count of 2 .. . judge needs to see this clearly.. nod head only.. no bowing or bending at the waist ) , needs to be more directly forward and straighter after the halt|
|2||C||Track left. Proceed to K.||Quality of turn & of trot.||6.5||6.5||could be asteadier in impulsion and in rounder connection|
|Working trot. |
Change rein, working trot.
|Quality of trot. Straightness on diagonal.||6.5||6.5||turned on inside rein ( see tilt) .. puts horse onto 4 hand, needs to go in the corner after the diagonal / fairly straight over x|
|Working canter, right lead.|
Circle right 20m. Proceed to M.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||6.5||6.5||obedient and relaxed.. but ridden downhill onto 4 hand.. need impulsion and outside rein|
|Working trot. Change rein, working trot.|
Proceed to A
|Quality of transition. Straightness on diagonal.||6.5||6.5||lacked clear preparation= fell into trot.. work to go more clearly into corners after the diagonals|
|Circle left, 20m in diameter, rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward. Before A, shorten the reins. |
|Forward & downward stretch over the back with light contact maintaining balance & trot; size of circle; balanced transitions||5.5||2||11||marginal stretch .. rider exhibits slight chair seat ( affects aids and balance for horse and rider)|
|7||Btw A&F||Medium walk.||Quality of walk. Transition||6||6||lacked preparation... need to sit first and organize|
|8||FXM||Loop, free walk.||Reach & ground cover of walk allowing complete freedom to stretch forward & downward||6||2||12||horse has clear rhythm but no stretch and bends more ground cover I( ie longer steps)|
|9||MC||Medium walk.||Quality of walk; transition||6||6||against the hand while taking up the reins/ needs more march to the walk ERROR troted at M nneeds to trot at C|
|10||CE||Working trot||Quality of trot; balanced transition from walk||7||7||fairly steady ( use the corner more)|
|11||E||Working canter left lead & circle 20m in diameter. Proceed to K||Quality of transition & canter. Balance, size & roundness of circle||6.5||6.5||rider leaning right/ lost core/ needs to sit before transition for preparation ( horse sent on 4 hand)|
Turn down centre
|Quality of turn. Straightness on centre line. Quality of transition & halt.||6.5||6.5||riders weight shifting onto right stirrup and leaning right/ core not centered or stable / horse to be straighter and more balanced|
Leave arena in walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||2||14|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||7||2||14||willing and steady|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6.5||2||13||attentive to rider and round but straightness/ bend ( tilt) at times and got onto 4 hand in transitions from lack of prep|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||rider not level at hips/ shoulders .. weight shifting from left to right stirrup and at times really riding only off the stronger right leg. Horse very tolerant of imbalance :):) core needs to be stronger and stable to maintain correct balance over the horse. address getting the thigh and lower leg back a bit more ( some slight chair seat today)|
|Very attractive team and lovely turnout.... thanks you!!!! It is a pleasure to see a team with such a harmonious test! Work for improved equitation and focus on using the corners and outside turning and steering aids.. Loads of potential here!!|
|Judge: Ida Norris|