|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||6||camera needs to be directly behind "Ca' FOR JUDGING AND CORRECT EVALUATION / unbalaNCED HALT LITTLE VIDEO DETAIL: NO ZOOM|
|2||C||Track right. |
Proceed to B.
|Quality of turn at C & of trot.||6.5||6.5||HANDS TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT FROM SEAT FO9R SOFTER CONNECTION , AVOID LEANING TO TURN|
|Turn right. |
Turn left. Proceed to A.
|Quality of turns. Rhythm of trot.||6||6||steady tempio but horse tends to be slightly inverted. needs lower neck to relax back|
|4||A||Circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to F.||Roundness of circle. Rhythm of trot.||6.5||6.5||rider leans in to turn, needs balance on both stirrups, posting slightly behind motion of horse|
|Proceed to X. |
Proceed on centre line to C.
|Straightness on diagonal & on centre line.||6.5||6.5||hands to be lower and closer together, arms are going up and down with posting ( need to be independent) and elastic at the elbow|
|Medium walk. |
Track left. Proceed to H.
|Transition. Quality of turn. Rhythm of walk.||6||6||softer relein might allow horse to drop neck, rhythm to be clearer in walk|
|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||rhythm improves and shows some soft stretch|
|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||could be more forward to aids and lower neck to softer hand|
|Proceed to X. |
Proceed on centre line to C.
|Straightness on diagonal & on centre line.||6.5||6.5||little bend through the turns|
|10||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Quality of turn.||7||7|
|11||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot.||Straightness on diagonal.||6.5||6.5||needs lower neck to come through the back|
|12||K A |
|Working trot. |
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of trot & turn. Straightness on centre line & in halt.||6.5||6.5||Look at your own salute.. the judge cannot see you take your hand off the rein.. so hold your arm out more or higher or longer... be aware . in reality you should be saluting with your right arm.. we allow the left but .... I really couldn't see it.....|
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|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12||needs lower neck and softer back, rider to be more elastic ion connection|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||posting behind motion slightly and arms to be more elastic, clower together and more independent|
|this is a pretty horse and this team has a steady start. rider focus on your posting... ( focus on the UP phase of the posting rather than the DOWN phase.. right now you totally relax your core and "fall" down onto the horse.. you are down longer that you are UP. go up faster and use your core to go down lightly.. get up faster and be ACTIVE in your posting .. YOU set the timing for the horses trot.. focus on the UP..the longer you are up in the air the longer the horse has to swing the leg forward and cover ground.. .|
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.