|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 #||7232|
|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.||8||8|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7||blurry focus /rider wide hands and posting slightly behind motion of the horse/ needs impulsion|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||losing impulsiona and shorty tacking|
|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.||6.5||6.5||blurry focus/ may be irregular steps before sluggish depart / needs impulsion|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||reluctant and unbal|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||ride collapse over left side/ not level in stirrups , horse needs to track up /impulsion /wide hand|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||wide hands/ leaning in to turn/horse needs impulsion and correct bend aids / needs energy|
|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||weight shifting from one stirrup to another/rider leans in to turn circle|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||needs to sit down prior to canter depart and prepare|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||7||7|
|Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; |
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
|6.5||6.5||lovely relaxation, needs longer steps|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||blurry focus: maybe irreg steps in corner : against hand at the depart and wide braced arms|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||7.5||7.5||almost straight: falls slightly to the left into the halt|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6.5||6.5||regularity/freedom|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6||6||short track alot in the trot/ needs impulsion and jump in the center|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||willing but rounder connection will be rewarded more|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||wide hands, needs weight centered in both stirrups|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||needs outside bending aids, hands closer together and more impulsion|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7|
|What a fantastic horse!! work to get him rounder and softer in jaw/poll with rider riding horse actively forward.. work to track up in the trolt and more forward in canter.|