|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 #||8011|
|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||not quite on the line see a behind you, wide , low hands pulling down, rider tipping right to turn. horse getson 4 hand / too much zoome here|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||leans to turn, elbows need bend , need softer connection|
Elegant Salute tutorial
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6||6||rider leaning right to turn and balanced on inside stirrup to turn; horse on inside shoulder , no bend in elbows, arms stiffening in 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.||5.5||5.5||broke, needs to be clearly in front of the aids , wide hands rider pulling down and leaning down and forward|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||4||4||2 attempts . needs more balance and preparation|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6||6||posting behind motion of horse. ned to emphasise the "up" of the posting.. rider is sitting down "hard" and is down longer than the going up phase. utilize core to sit lightly and go up faster and sty up0 longer. horse above bit and traders arms straight and locked|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6||6||needs bend in elbows , posting behind motion.. riders legs are in front of her seat so she is losing balance , horse slightly above bit and connection stiff|
|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.||5||5||above the bit steering with inside rein and horse slightly running out thru shoulder|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||need confidence and balance|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6||6||arms straight, no bend at elbow horse topline bracing.|
|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||wide arms, , unusual lower leg motion-rider ...... , walk needs longer steps and stretch poll below withers|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6||6||wide arms, locked elbows, leaning in to turn horse/ slightly above the bit|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||leans to turn.. salute with right hand unless there is sa good reason....|
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.||6.5||6.5|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12||needs to be rounder to bridle|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||wide hands, pulling down and elbow no bend, legs to be down and back|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||posting behind motion, rider seat well behind her legs ( chair seat) so losing balance , needs improved balance|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6||6||to improve|
|this is a pretty horse and looks willing. Rider to get legs down and back under herself. then focus on avoiding leaning to turn. In this level get your equitation correct before you try to put the horse on the bit. Low wide hands pulling down affects many things adversely. get hands together just over the mane/neck almost touching and sit correctly ... keep your shoulders and seat level.|