|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 D|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot
|Straightness of centre line & halt. Transitions. Quality of trot.||6||6||rider collapse over left rib cage, horse almost square at halt , wide hands after halt and rider leaning left , horse falls left before going right|
|2||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Smoothness of turn. Quality of trot.||6||6||some irregular steps, horse tight in back and tracking short behind , rider wide hands|
|3||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot rising. Proceed to A.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6||6||no zoom, little video detail / tight steps, wide hands|
|4||A||Circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to B.||Roundness & balance on circle.||6||6||tight steps , geometry to improve|
|5||B||Working canter left lead and circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to C.||Transition. Roundness & balance on circle. Quality of canter.||6.5||2||13||prompt but rider leans down and in , little video detail / wide hands and rider has collapsed over left rib cage|
|Working trot. Proceed to H. |
Change rein in half- arena, working trot.
|Transition. Quality of trot.||5.5||5.5||straight elbows, horse coming against connection|
|7||B - F - A||Working trot.||Quality of trot.||6||6||leaning to turn and haunches fall out, arms braced at elbows|
|8*||A - K|
K - X - H
Loop, free walk.
|Transition. Quality of medium walk. Relaxation of free walk.||6||2||12||no video detail: no zoom - appears abrupt into walk, unsteady to stretch and rider leaning|
|9||H - C||Medium walk.||Transition. Quality of walk.||6.5||6.5||wide, low hands when picking up reins / horse bracing|
|10||C - B |
|Working trot. |
Circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to A.
|Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||5.5||2||11||posting behind motion of horse/riders leg in front of her seat / no video detail- horse unsteady to wide hand and steering with hand|
|11||A||Working canter right lead and circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to E.||Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||6||6||not clearly in front of the leg, tilting and wide hands : no zoom or video edetail|
|12||E||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||6||6||wide hand pulling down|
|13*||C||Circle right 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward & downward. Before C, shorten the reins.|
Proceed to M.
|Forward / downward stretch into light contact maintaining balance / quality of trot. Bend/ size / shape of circle. Balance of transitions.||5||2||10||neck twisting in pulling down connection, unsteady to connection and circle irregular is shape and tempo / counter bend at times , above bit when taking up reins|
|14||M - X - K||Change rein working trot sitting.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||5.5||5.5||unsteady and at time above built|
|Turn down centre line. |
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot. Straightness of centre line & halt.||6.5||6.5||no zoom or video detail , stepped left at shoulders to halt. clear salute|
Leave arena in free 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||2||12||engagement, tracking of hind legs|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12||needs to be in softer rounder connection with more correct aids for halt halts|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||5.5||2||11||chair seat, leg needs to be down and back, thigh too far forward , need bend in elbows and hands together and elastic : collapse over left rib cage|
|what a beautiful horse! this team needs hands to be correctly placed. Avoid wide hands pulling down. focu on riding more correctly freely forward, hands together and then work on correct half halts with hands in correct position. Legs to be more down and back under yourself to facilitate correct leg aids and rider balance. Lots of potential!|
Directions for the camera person:
1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on a mounting block ( this is the same height as the judge viewing stand)
me height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth perception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
3. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the viewfinder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20 x 40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
4. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.