|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 A|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Quality of transitions,|
|6||6||not clearly on cline ( if you were I would not be able to see A :):)) slightly unbalanced halt|
|2||C||Track left. Proceed to K.||Quality of turn & of trot.||6||6||could be rounder in connection and improve bend on outside aids|
|Working trot. |
Change rein, working trot.
|Quality of trot. Straightness on diagonal.||6||6||slightly hollow in topline and could show more impulsion|
|Working canter, right lead.|
Circle right 20m. Proceed to M.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||5.5||5.5||need to sit down preparatory to asking for canter depart... horse prompt but above the bit, horse inverted through circle/ rider attempted good geometry|
|Working trot. Change rein, working trot.|
Proceed to A
|Quality of transition. Straightness on diagonal.||6||6||rider and horse leans in to turn. needs more preparation for trot trans / mxk straight but not round to connection|
|Circle left, 20m in diameter, rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward. Before A, shorten the reins. |
|Forward & downward stretch over the back with light contact maintaining balance & trot; size of circle; balanced transitions||4||2||8||reins are loose and rider quiet but horse at same frame ( slightly above bit) needs stretch|
|7||Btw A&F||Medium walk.||Quality of walk. Transition||6||6||be sure to request bend through the corner|
|8||FXM||Loop, free walk.||Reach & ground cover of walk allowing complete freedom to stretch forward & downward||6||2||12||steer more with seat, needs more stretch ie poll to be below withers/ work for overtrack|
|9||MC||Medium walk.||Quality of walk; transition||6||6||use corner|
|10||CE||Working trot||Quality of trot; balanced transition from walk||6||6||reins too long horse not truly in connection at transition|
|11||E||Working canter left lead & circle 20m in diameter. Proceed to K||Quality of transition & canter. Balance, size & roundness of circle||6||6||prompt but balanced on 4 hand and in very long stiffened connection rider steering with inside rein|
Turn down centre
|Quality of turn. Straightness on centre line. Quality of transition & halt.||7.5||7.5||shows a nice trot balance and is fairly straight on cline with square halt - marred by a trip/ for an elegant salute keep the fingers of your hand together ( like military salute hand position- rather than fingers open)|
Leave arena in 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||need more suppleness of back. horse not always in connection|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5.5||2||11||horse often not clearly in round connection. it is a willing tolerant horse but to progress to higher scores must exhibit willingness to be rounder to bridle to come through the back|
|there are 2 centerlines on every test so focus on getting on the line, really straight and square.. :):) !!||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||nice seat and looks confident. now work on developing turning and bending aids, with the ability to work elastic 1/2 halts for more connection. Great team and Neat tidy turn out.|
|I Liked this team.. they have potential and look well matched. Rider work to relax lower back and be able to follow a bit more then work on arms/ hands connection.|