|PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).||RIDER #||6272|
|USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C|
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||Need energy-rider left foot more forward than the right.. mostly using right leg to ride horse slow to move off active leg aids|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||need to use the corners c-m and be more actively forward|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||knees tight= horse slightly behind the leg aids ( needs freely forward but knee is pinching)n|
|Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.|
Working trot rising.
|Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||slightly behind the aids and horse slipping outside of ring area ( ?? :):))|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||sould be more on the aids|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||needs to go more to K and use the corner.. horse hovering at time ( not forward )|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||did not get to the rail at B so the 20 meter circle is 19 meters.. work on accuracy in the shape and keep forward|
|Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.|
Working trot rising
|Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||circle to be more round in shape and needs to be actively forward in front of the aids|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||appears sluggish to the request|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||need to use the corner and walk on more directly|
|Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; |
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
|6.5||6.5||has a nature walk but rider must ASK for more energy and consistent stretch|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||need to use the corner and try to bend. rider on inside stirrup to turn the corner|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||7||7||weight shifting from left to right to left stirrup on centerline hor5se manages to be fairly straight 7|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6||6|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||7||2||14|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||rider riding mostly on dominant seat bone and dominant leg ( right) , slight chair seat.. needs thighs more vertical and down and back to improve lower leg connection. thighs and knees appear tight possible inhibiting forward movement from horse|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||see above|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6.5||6.5||need accuracy|
|thank you for this lovely turnout!!! this is a quiet tolerant a horse and a rider developing with some good quiet habits. work to get weight on both stirrups and both seat bones, Horse needs to be reliably more active in front of looser more confident driving aids.|
Ida Norris BDS 11/2020