|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 #||5686|
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||fairly straight and balanced|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7|
|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||add jump|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||sluggish depart|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||7.5||7.5|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7|
|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||add energy|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||7||7||fairly balanced|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||ride forward into walk|
|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||add down stretch & swing|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||7.5||7.5|
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||more energy in canter|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||7.5||2||15||willing and obedient|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||7.5||7.5|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||7||7|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7|
|Further remarks: Talented pair with good basics. (Try riding forwad and back in the trot a few times until the horse thinks forward when you put your leg on. Once that happens after you come back ask for the canter instead of the forward trot. This should make the up trans more crisp. Ride a 15m circle with bend and feed a little outside rein. Slowly keep feeding inside and outside rein but always maintaing the bend. The circle helps stretching. Make sure your seat is following in the stretch.)|