|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.
CADORA TRAINING LEVEL TEST C
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot
|Straightness on centre line. Quality of transitions.||7||7||very straight and balanced halt. a litle fussing in bridle in halt and out of halt. be careful to stay quiet anf still once halted and then just push forward out of the halt rather than trying to create a frame with your hands|
|2||C||Track left. Proceed to H.||Quality of turn & trot.||6.5||6.5||shows bend but a little too depp into corner so that horse losed balance and rider needs to ove3rcorrect to straighten. try to ride with a shorter rein and lower hand for a quieter connection|
|3||HXK||Loop, working trot.||Quality of trot & bends.||6||6||a little rushed, unsteady in connection, some bend. be sure to help your horse balance with 1/2 halts to help him through the changes of bend- use leg and seat aids not just hands for bend|
|4||FXH||Change rein.||Quality of trot. Straightness on diagonal.||6||6||straight but unsteady and hollow- rider's hands very high and rider appears to be pulling back to balance- work to develop a quieter and more independent seat and hand to better enable horse to connect|
|Working canter, right lead.|
Circle right 20m. in diameter. Proceed to B.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||6||6||willing but hollow, rider sits behind the vertical and pushes with seat while pulling on outside rein causing horse to hollow and brace. work to develop a more upright upper body with strong core and allow seat to follow the movement rather than pushing against it|
|6||Btw B&F||Working trot. Proceed to F.||Balance of transition. Quality of trot.||6.5||2||13||obedient and fairly balanced but should sit more in transition. try to use 1/2 halts to prepare horse a little better so that transition originates with the outside hind leg|
|7||KXM||Change rein.||Quality of trot. Straightness on diagonal.||6.5||6.5||straight but rider's hands are wide and high and pulling back. work to develop a more independent seat so that horse can meet a sfot, "positive" feeling rein rather than a "negative" pulling back rein. At times rider's upper body falls behind the vertical so she is leaning on horse's mouth for balance|
|Working canter. Left lead.|
Circle left 20m. in diameter. Proceed to E.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||6.5||6.5||better this direction but rider is gripping with buttocks and thigs so that hips are not able to relax an swing with movement of the horse's back|
|9||Btw E&K||Working trot.||Balance of transition. Quality of trot.||6||2||12||obedient but pulled into trot so balance is on forehand rather than hind legs. use 1/2 halts to help horse rebalance and sit into transition|
Loop. Proceed to C
|Quality of trot & bends.||6||6||needs more supple bend over X- more skidding through the change of bend. ride with leg an seat and make a more sweeping turn supporting the horse with your leg and seat so he is able to aty balanced|
|Circle left 20m in diameter allowing the horse to stretch downward / forward. Before C, shorten the reins.|
Working trot to H
|Forward / downward stretch over the back into light contact, maintaining balance & quality of trot; bend / shape of circle; smooth, balanced transitions||6||2||12||running a little and on forehand. slow your posting to help the horse slow the tempo- use your core and balance to help horse stayed balanced as you give the rein forward- add leg to help horse stay lifted through back|
|Medium walk |
|Straightness on half- diagonal. Transitions into & out of medium walks.||6.5||2||13||fluid transition in to MW- don't throw the reins too forward as horse just falls through the shoulders, shows stretch in FW but don't be in such a rush to pick him up- use the corner to help you collect the reins and the horse for more elastic transition and rounder frame/topline|
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of trot & transition. Straightness on centre line. Quality of transition & halt.||6.5||6.5||very straight but then loses balance into halt. think about your halt starting from the hin legs rather than from your reins. Help him with 1/2 halts and deep seat with strong core.|
Leave arena in free 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||fairly forward but needs softer topline which will come from better connection from rider|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12||needs steadier connection and softer topline, issues with transitions|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12|
|Capable pair with ability to increase scores. Rider tends to grip with thigh and knee which causes a loss of balance requiring her to balance from the rein. Work on keeping your upper boy vertical- not backwards and try to sink your weight eeper into your lower leg. Think about using your lower legs to "hug" your horse to encourage him to lift his belly and back rather than trying to pull him into a frame. Remember that the higher your hand is the hiogher your horse's head is so try to lower your hand and softly bend your elbow and think forward and soft to your horse's mouth rather than pulling back. Once connection is softer in the connection and the topline he will swing more and scores will increase. Good luck with this nice horse!|