|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 #||6146|
|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||pony really straight until rider lost bal and stepped all weight on the left stirrup. then above pont went bit and stepped left|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||did not get to 'c' and need to use the corner a bit|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7.5||7.5||fairly active and horse in round connection|
|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||needs bend and bal|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||against the hand|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6||6||nicely straight but against the hand and did not get to the track and corner for m-c and not on the rail on the short side|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||rider kept a good steady tempo horse began to be unsteady with head|
|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||horse has some moments of being round|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||some bracing / but active|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||could be softer connection|
|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||needs to stretch poll below withers and show longer steps|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6||6||really cut the corner and not on the rail until B , rider clearly not level or straight on both stirrups down the long side|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6||6||stepped left to get onto c-line and needs balanced halt|
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.||7||7|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||slight chair seat/ need thigh down and back. rider is loose on the left thigh and lower leg. rides with the left side seatbone and left leg looser and more weight on the right leg and right seat bone|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||connection / transitions|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6||6||accuracy|
|this pony is nicely active and show natural energy.. now see if you can focus on a softer, round connection. the trot circle to the right was a highLight.|