|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 #||6243|
|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.||7.5||7.5|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||wide hands restricting connection some unsteady|
|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||needs to sit down before applying the aid/ lacks preparation rider leans in to turn/horse avoids bend|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||lacked preparation in and out.. /balance|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||rider unbalanced at the shange of posting trot// wide hands cause horse to stiffen topline / rider collapse over left rib cage through short side and horse fails to use the corners-|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||wide hands/stiff 4arms horse stiffens topline|
|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||bouncing wide hands, rider leans in and collapses rib cage to turn / gets hor5se out of balance ( needs bend on OUTSIDE AIDS)|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||not balanced or prepared|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||horse has a good natural walk but contact looks tight and horse unsteady in connection ( restricted or lacking elasticity)|
|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||needs longer steps.. the horse stretched out some but that was because he went there.. not because rider asked and has control of it.. need to request the stretch and direct it....|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||hollow toplin and did not go in the corner at all. n|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6||6||overshot centerline and off centerline by a meter 6.0|
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.||7||7|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||wide braced hands affect connection adversely|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||chair seat and some pinching at the knees// arms very very stiff and wide|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||see above|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6.5||6.5||centerlines to improve asnd use corners correctly|
|Lovely athletic horse, rider needs independent arms and hands closer together to utilize this horse full potential. topline tight at times due to side stiff arms. some collapse in rib cage when turning.. needs bend and turning aids to be on the outside leg and outside rein.|
Ida Norris BDS11/2020