|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 #||6141|
|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.||6.5||6.5||fell left before c and turned a step or so early / rider leans in to turn|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||cut the corner badly|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||steady geometry and steady horse. rider : posting behind the motion of the horse ( is currently emphasising the 'sits' portion of the post.. needs to come up faster and sit down lighter-- leg may been to be more under rider and check that back of saddle is not low)|
|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||abrupt transition to sitting from the rider. horses back down at transition|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||needs balance and flow|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||did not get to K ( another rider was near) wide hands and tight 4 arms|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||appears to take a lot of effort to keep horse going.. riders knees tight causing slow down?|
|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||needs clearer more active depart.. but love this horses steadiness|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||needs clearer rider balance and improved aids|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6||6||needs march/energy / looks sluggish|
|Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; |
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
|5.5||5.5||above the bit needs energy.. riders knees look tight / sitting on the back of the saddle pushes the back down and neck up|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||5.5||5.5||not on the rail C-M and need impulsion|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||7||7||looked more energetic here|
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||needs to be more freely forward/ might be some conflicting aids today ie pinching knees|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||willing, kindly horse needs stretch in W|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||chair seat and knees pinching at times. hands to be closer together / rider is posting behind the motion of the horse today|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6||6||the 'C' end of the ring was often ridden incorrectly ie not on the rail, cutting the corners / turning off cline early / see 1,2,6, 12|
|What a cool horse and rider TEAM!!! this horse is trying to be attentive for this developing rider. this is a good start... now rider work on your posting balance, hands closer together to be more elastic and independent and relax knees and stretch thigh down and back so you get up over your seat.. at the moment your seat is behind your legs ( legs in front of sea- so you drag on the posting .. that can mean horse is sluggish aslo :):)). Gain more points by being super accurate. keep going!|