|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||tilt from right rein, too right o line see A behind you|
|2||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Smoothness of turn. Quality of trot.||5||5||very irregular through corner|
|3||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot rising. Proceed to A.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6||6||unsteady to bit and some ireeg steps|
|4||A||Circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to B.||Roundness & balance on circle.||6||6||using corners in circle, horse unsteady to bridle|
|5||B||Working canter left lead and circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to C.||Transition. Roundness & balance on circle. Quality of canter.||5||2||10||ABOVE THE BIT AND ON THE 4 HAND|
|Working trot. Proceed to H. |
Change rein in half- arena, working trot.
|Transition. Quality of trot.||6||6||line to improve and horse to show correct bending thru turns|
|7||B - F - A||Working trot.||Quality of trot.||6||6||crooked on rail after B and unsteady to bit|
|8*||A - K|
K - X - H
Loop, free walk.
|Transition. Quality of medium walk. Relaxation of free walk.||6||2||12||bracing in first steps after transition , unsteady stretch|
|9||H - C||Medium walk.||Transition. Quality of walk.||6||6||unsteady to bit and some ireeg steps|
|10||C - B |
|Working trot. |
Circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to A.
|Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||6||2||12||began well then poll dropping|
|11||A||Working canter right lead and circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to E.||Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||5.5||5.5||above the bit and on the shoulder, rider leans to turn|
|12||E||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||6||6||unsteady to bit and some ireeg steps|
|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.||6||2||12||horse actually tried to stretch a lot more and rider fails to allow reins longer / very inconsistent stretch/balance|
|14||M - X - K||Change rein working trot sitting.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||steadier here|
|Turn down centre line. |
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot. Straightness of centre line & halt.||5||5||not on the line / thinking about backing at halt|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6||2||12||no always regular in trot|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6||2||12||back suppleness|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5.5||2||11||connection, bend/bal|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||5.5||2||11||accuracy|
|Pretty horse. needs consistent roundness to bridle for this level with attention to straightness and accuracy. At this level missing the centerline and using corners in 20 m circles is not overlooked.|