|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 C|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot
|Straightness on centre line. Quality of transitions.||6.5||6.5||haunches left at the halt horse to be slightly rounder|
|2||C||Track left. Proceed to H.||Quality of turn & trot.||6||6||horse against the bridle / needs to be more on the bit or rounder. rider avoid leaning to turn|
|3||HXK||Loop, working trot.||Quality of trot & bends.||5.5||5.5||did not get to X. keep weight in both stirrups do not lean to turn.. need outside bending aidas and centered weight|
|4||Btw K&F||Half-circle left returning to the track at H.||Quality of trot & smoothness in bend||5.5||5.5||getting above the bit .. hands look wide . need triangulated 4 arms hand closer together and softer/ elastic connection|
|Working canter, right lead.|
Circle right 20m. in diameter. Proceed to B.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||6||6||need to sit down prior to depar. do not lean in to depart or turn / horse gets on 4 hand / horse neck and poll twisting.. hands not elastic and horse having difficulty turning. neck starts rotating|
|6||Btw B&F||Working trot. Proceed to F.||Balance of transition. Quality of trot.||6||2||12||not clearly round to bridle. hands wide and bracing / looks like both hands were used for "braking" in the transition..|
|7||Btw F&K||Half-circle right returning to the track at M.||Quality of trot. Balance in bend.||6||6||double bounce in the posting.. rider behind horse motion.. need to emphasis the UP and not the down.. in the posting to be in correct timing. horse bracing in topline and riders hands wide / leaning in to turn puts horses haunches out at the turn and horse goes on 4 hand|
|Working canter. Left lead.|
Circle left 20m. in diameter. Proceed to E.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||6.5||6.5||rider needs to sit down prior to trans/ avoid leaning to depart or turn. keep weight centered on both stirrups and use outside aids to turn|
|9||Btw E&K||Working trot.||Balance of transition. Quality of trot.||5||2||10||inverted// someone is PULLING // downward traction aids must not be braced; pulling the reins at once will cause head throwing up syndrome|
Loop. Proceed to C
|Quality of trot & bends.||5.5||5.5||did not get to X and bend not convinced of smooth// rider leans to little bend / needs round connection to bridle|
|Circle left 20 m in diameter allowing the horse to stretch downward / forward. Before C, shorten the reins.|
Working trot to H
|Forward / downward stretch over the back into light contact, maintaining balance & quality of trot; bend / shape of circle; smooth, balanced transitions||6||2||12||wide bouncing hands and chair seat.. rider losing balance // horse rushing .. need same tempo and steady stretch. get thigh down and back under you|
|Medium walk |
|Straightness on half- diagonal. Transitions into & out of medium walks.||6||2||12||needs rounder transition, needs to stretch poll below withers in Free walk and show overtrack|
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of trot & transition. Straightness on centre line. Quality of transition & halt.||5||5||above bit and sprawl at halt|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||2||14|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6.5||2||13||active and energetic but not always in balance|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5.5||2||11||needs rounder connection and attention to accuracy and bend|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||rider.. hands tend to be wide and braced. need to use elastic half halts for down transitions, work with horse to accept less bracing aids.. you and him.|
|A beautiful and athletic animal.. and thank you for this show turnout! work for balance on your stirrups and even weight.. no leaning. turns to be on outside aids, 4arms to be closer together and more triangulated and elastic .|
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