|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 #||7726-2|
USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||needs to be steadier and straighter thru riders aids and on the line , tilt from right rein, fell right before turning left|
|2||C||Track left, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6.5||6.5||rider leaned in thru corner ; lacks bend /bal|
|3||E||Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||rider primarily balanced on inside stirrup horse on 4 hand and needs outside aids for bend/ sl. unsteady to connection on circle|
|4||Between K & A||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||transition was nice then horse starts curling and dropping poll alot at A|
|5||F-E||Free walk.||Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.||6||6||horse only tracks up ( needs longer steps), shows some stretch ( lowers neck) but it is slightly curled....|
|6||E-H||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||7||7|
|7||Between H & C||Working trot rising.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||could be crisper/ clearer to aids /rider balance waas on inside stirrup thru corner|
|8||B||Circle right 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||horse ok /rider definitely has a collapse over right and leaning right.. horse manages to maintain his balance|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||hind legs fall out thru the turn as rider leans in and weight is focused on right stirrup pushing horse out around the turn , tilt from right rein ( see stripe)|
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||connection and bal related to aids and rider not always centered|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||right leg, right rein stronger, collapse over rt rib cage at times|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||lakes balanced bending/turning aids|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6.5||6.5||see above|
|what a beautiful horse! this team looks comfortable together.. now begin to address balanced aids for improved communication . At times this test seemed "casual" ( lacking focus on details for balance and accuracy) ... attention to accuracy and details can make or break a dressage performance. You can do this.. keep going!|