|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 #||7681|
|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.||6||6||need higher resolution setting on phone: camera for less blurring of video. rider leaning forward and left thru centerline / horse unable to be straight and balanced|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6||6||rider leans to turn/ horse lacks bend / some irregular steeps|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||rider leans to turn/ horse on inside shoulder, head to left|
|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||6||risder posted into depart( lacks prep), leans forward horse gets onto shoulder / circle shape flat|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||rider to sit back, needs bal and prep|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||collapsing over right rib cage to turn/leaning : avoids bend and bending aids|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||some irregular steps , but appreciated the steady energy on the circle|
|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||posted into the depart, needs outside rein and balance on outside aids , circle shape flat / leaning to turn|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||lacks prep and balanced aids|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6||6||counter bendt and above the bit|
|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||6||rhythm to be clearer, rider to a sit up slightly|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||rider a lot of head tilt to the right?unbalanced horse|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||rider leans in horse's haunches fall out around the turn , haunches go left at halt|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||5.5||5.5||walk rhythm to improve, trot to be more regular|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6.5||6.5||kept a steady energy, needs back suppleness|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12||bend and connection|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||weight to be clearly even in BOTH stirrups, hands to be closer together and sit up more , head to be correctly vertical in alignment ( often tipped to side)|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||leans to turn, needs outside turning aids and balance to be more correct at canter departs|
|!||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6.5||6.5||will improve with rider balance|
|A lovely team.. with a good beginning! Need to focus on rider balance and equitation in order to support this horse through turns and departs. keep going!|