|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 #||7993|
|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.||6.5||6.5||Fairly straight entry, could be more prompt. Move off must be straighter.|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7||Could be more balanced through corner.|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||Steady, could show better bend.|
|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||Hollows back and avoids contact by coming above the bit.|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||5.5||5.5||Hollow and off bit. Not forward after downward transition.|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||Unsteady in bridle.|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||Could show more forward energy and connection.|
|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||Balanced on shoulders.|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||Braced. Needs to be more prompt to aids.|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||7||7||Prompt. Needs to be more active.|
|Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; |
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
|7||7||Shows some stretch. Could develop more overstep.|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||Haunches trail slightly. Unsteady in bridle.|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||Haunches right.|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7||Clear rhythms. Could show more freedom.|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||7||7|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||Not consistent in contact.|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||7||7||Look up. Work to become more centered in saddle. Leg needs to become more secure.|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||Aids need to create more confidence in accepting contact and developing forward energy.|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7||Some loss of roundness on circles.|
|Lovely horse. Needs to develop more confidence in riders aids. Work to develop a more secure seat and legs to support your balance.|