|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 WALK TROT TEST D
|Enter working trot. |
Proceed working trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Transitions. Quality of halt & trot.||6.5||6.5||began well, wobbled on moveoff. hold halt and salute for immobility of 3 seconds to improve scores|
video must be taken from directly behind "c' organizer may eliminate you if you do not video from this perspective.
|2||C||Track right. |
Proceed to B.
|Quality of turn at C & of trot.||6.5||6.5||leans to turn, weight shifts in rider leaning - lacks bend|
|Turn right. |
Turn left. Proceed to A.
|Quality of turns. Rhythm of trot.||7||7||steady trot, needs correct bending aids/ leaning to turn|
|4||A||Circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to F.||Roundness of circle. Rhythm of trot.||7||7||horse active and talented , rider not centered on stirrups/ leans in pushes hind legs out on circle|
|Proceed to X. |
Proceed on centre line to C.
|Straightness on diagonal & on centre line.||6.5||6.5||leans to turn/s gets on shoulder /avoids bend|
|Medium walk. |
Track left. Proceed to H.
|Transition. Quality of turn. Rhythm of walk.||7||7|
|7||H - X - F|
|Change rein, free walk. |
Medium walk to A.
|Straightness on diagonal. Freedom of walk. Transition to medium walk. Quality of walk.||7||2||14||needs energy|
|8||A||Working trot and circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to K.||Transition. Quality of trot. Roundness of circle.||6.5||6.5||riders arms/ elbow straight; need elasticity and hands closer together / circle irregular shape and poll out at times ( rider leans in )|
|Proceed to X. |
Proceed on centre line to C.
|Straightness on diagonal & on centre line.||6.5||6.5||wide low hands , no bend at elbows rider posting slightly behind motion of horse: imulsion faltering|
|10||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Quality of turn.||6.5||6.5||leans to turn: needs outside bending aids and bal|
|11||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot.||Straightness on diagonal.||7||7||looked more fwd here|
|12||K A |
|Working trot. |
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of trot & turn. Straightness on centre line & in halt.||7.5||7.5||square. hold halt for immobility for 3 seconds to "finish" your performance|
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||inconsistent at times|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6.5||2||13||bend, lacks supporting rider balance and aids|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6.5||2||13|
|LOvely team with a steady start. work on correct bending aids from outside aids,. Bend in elbows and hands closer together to be more correct for bend and steering aids. Be sure weight is even on both stirrups and avoid leaning to tune. Lovely potential!|
Directions for the camera person:
1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on a mounting block ( this is the same height as the judge viewing stand)
me height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth perception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
3. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the viewfinder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20 x 40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
4. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.