|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 #||5230|
|USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B|
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.||5.5||5.5||not quite on c line , rider having to actively KICK to get forward ( must have quieter legs.. kicking is frowned upon) keep balance on both stirrups at g already on left stirrup.. horse falling left ( needs bend)|
|2||C||Track left, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||looks better here, ie looks more forward|
|3||E||Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||liked the geometry horse fairly steady , but could be more forward work for hands closer to the saddle pad and closer together|
|4||Between K & A||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.||7||7||liked the traans horse looks active|
|5||F-E||Free walk.||Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.||6||6||lost energy when you turned.. leg aids to visual ( must not kick) try to turn without braking ( slowing the horse)|
|6||E-H||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||5.5||5.5||too much kicking her and counter bent on the short side|
|7||Between H & C||Working trot rising.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6||6||need to be in front of the leg|
|8||B||Circle right 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||looked more forward here and the circle shape fairly steady|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.||8||8||good job getting on cline. and square, hold your hal and salute just one second longer (3 seconds) to throw the judge immobility :)|
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||need to be more in front of the leg|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||looking for a bit more connection but this test was better than the intro A in submission and forwardness|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||work on elasctic hands and balance|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||horse needs to be clearly in front of aids|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6.5||6.5||will i,mprove with above|
|really appreciate your nice turn out .. thank you!! Lots and lots of transitions should improve response for this rider. this test appears slightly more forward, round and accurate than the Intro A.. this developing rider has potential and looks to be gaining confidence. if the horse is fit enough and sound for it an occasional lunge lesson where the instructor can help get the horse more forward for the rider and rider work on the aids with close supervision can at times be helpful.. this is often dependent on the horse ( of course) .|