|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 #||7240|
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.||7||7||rider weight not centered on both stirrups /weight shifting left and right/ upper body overturned off centerline|
|2||C||Track left, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7||focus on your posting thinking more about the up of the posting rather than the down. work on keeping your legs more under you and posting more inmotion with the horse.. you are slightly behind the motion|
|3||E||Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||more weights on the inside stirrup on the circle: puts horse on inside shoulder / rider lacks ahip swing at the end of the post.. You are going DOWN longer than you are going UP or staying up|
|4||Between K & A||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||need zoom little detail|
|5||F-E||Free walk.||Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.||6.5||6.5||need more overtrack and stretch|
|6||E-H||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||slight chair seat and horse to march more|
|7||Between H & C||Working trot rising.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6||6||rider did not USE THE CALF of the leg.. just a kick.. horse was disturbed... get thigh down and BACK.. then use the lower leg avoid spur/ leaning in to turn the corner of the short side.. keep weight correctly even on both stirrups|
|8||B||Circle right 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||need to get leg under rider and use stirrup to go UP.. control the down by using core.. seat is too far behind leg|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||unbalanced halt/ review correct elegant salute video|
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||obedient horse needs more correct bending aids|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||see directives above|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||effect of rider being slightly behind horses motion|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7|
|this looks like an athletic horse.. kind and willing. rider is active.. work to get upper body correctly over seat.. leg too forward to day affecting posting adversely.. get leg down and back. upper body must be over seat not behind it. focus on up not down in posting and allow horse to have more reach and throughness as rider gets more balance. these team seems well suited. keep going ! be sure to use lower leg to 'ask" horse to go forward at transitions. no kicking.. :):)|
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