|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.||RIDER #||8541|
|CADORA TRAINING LEVEL TEST B|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed
|Straightness on centre line. Quality of transitions,|
|6||6||halt not maintained, not balanced|
|Track left. |
Circle left 20m.
Proceed to F.
|Quality of turn & of trot. Roundness of circle.||6.5||6.5||good energy and nice moments of connection but inconsistent in bridle and frame|
|3||FXH||Change rein, working|
|Straightness on diagonal.|
Quality of trot.
|6.5||6.5||score would be higher if horse and rider stayed in the connection instead of bouncing in and out|
|4||Btw C&M||Working canter, right lead. Proceed to B.||Quality of transition. Rhythm of canter.||6.5||6.5||fairly honest into canter, could be more forward thinking and balanced from HQ|
|5||B||Circle right 20m.||Roundness of circle.|
Quality of canter.
|5.5||2||11||loses canter for 1 stride, twisting in poll|
|6||Btw B&F||Working trot.||Smoothness of transition.|
Quality of trot.
|6||6||obedient but needs balance from hind legs|
|7||Btw F&A||Medium walk to K.||Quality of transition & trot.||6||6||active transition and nice march but reins keep getting longer and horse's poll drops behind the vertical instead of rider riding the horse up into the connection|
|8||KXH||Loop, free walk.||Quality & rhythm of walk.||6||2||12||horse not honest in reach, lacks overtrack, is not swinging thru her back|
|9||HC||Medium walk.||Quality of transition & of|
|6||6||rein flops, not connected|
Circle right 20m allowing the horse to stretch forward & downward. Before B,
shorten the reins
|Forward / downward stretch over the back into light contact maintaining balance & quality of trot. Shape / size of circle,|
|6||2||12||horse rutting but not honestly stretching|
Change rein, working trot.
|Quality of trot. Straightness on diagonal.||6.5||6.5||energetic strides and balanced through turns, needs to be more honest in bridle|
|12||Btw C&H||Working canter, left|
lead. Proceed to E.
|Quality of transition &|
|6||6||obedient but not pushing over back|
|13||E||Circle left 20m.||Roundness of circle.|
Quality of canter.
|6||2||12||HQ to the left on the circle so horse is on shoulders and not thru her back|
|14||Btw E&K||Working trot.||Smoothness & balance of|
transition. Quality of trot.
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of trot & turn at A. Straightness on centre line. Quality of transition & halt.||6.5||6.5||pulling against hand on centerline|
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.||6.5||2||13||needs more power from HQ esp in canter|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12||confident and obedient horse but quite unsteady in bridle|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||capable rider but aids are not sufficient for horse to connect consistently|
|Lovely partnership with potential for higher scores once rider commits to riding horse forward into a soft but steady hand and ask horse to recycle the energy through her body. Letting go allows the energy to fall out the horse's nose and causes the weight to fall on the shoulders. Rider needs to close her hand and redirect the energy back to the hind legs and ask horse to develop her own balance from behind.|