|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 #||7082-1|
|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||balanced and straight halt, drifts left after halt|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||shows some bend in body but looks to outside and pushes with inside shoulder|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||good energy, consitent frame, needs supple left bend|
|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||looking to outside, needs insie flexion|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||needs better balance in down|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||8||8|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||8||8|
|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.||8||8|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||7.5||7.5||maintain forward in energy in down trans|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||7.5||7.5||fluid transition but low in poll in 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||covers ground but does not truly stretch out neck and relax topline|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||willing into trot, keep slight insie rather than outside flexion through conrners and on straight line|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||7||7||slightly shoudlers right in halt|
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||issues with right bend/flexion, stretch into FW|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||7||7|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||right bend needs work needs better balance into canter-tro trans|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7|
|Lovely pair. Overall little to improve other than flexion/bend to right and balance in down transition from the canter. Shows good energy, steady an roun frame, power from HQ, is supple to the left. Encourage horse to truly unlok body/back in the free walk. Good luck!|