|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 #||7238|
|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||hands to be more indepemndt horse to have sl. more impulsion|
|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 rounder connection and arms to be elastic|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||somer bracing / riders leans to turn|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||nicely straight; horse slightly above the bit|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||looked rounder here/ hands wide and stiff: hands to be closer together and more elastic|
|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.||7||7||needs outside aids to turn/avoid leaning to turn|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||needs preparation on both transitions|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||wide braced 4arms ;horse bracing|
|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||clear rhythm, needs longer steps and consistent stretch|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||wide braced 4arms ( arms to be triangulated for throughness)|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||7.5||7.5||nearly straight|
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||some bracing against stiff connection from rider|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||wide hands braced// needs arms/hand closer together and elastic : work on thigh down and back for longer more secure leg ( avoid chair seat)|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||see submission|
|Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7|
|What a beautiful horse! this team looks comfortable together! Work for steadier softer more elastic connection with balanced turning aids from outside aids.|