|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.
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|CADORA SECOND LEVEL TEST A|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed collected trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Transitions. Quality of trot & halt.||6.5||6.5||fell sideway a lot to the halt. nice arm angle on your salute ( keep fingers closed for more legance)|
Change rein medium trot.
Collected trot. Proceed to F.
|Quality of turn. Transitions into & out of medium trot. Balance & straightness on diagonal. Lengthening of frame & stride.||6.5||6.5||went well into corner but horse came against bridle ( lacked outside rein support for that much deepness) / medium trot has potential but there was a noticeable tempo change.. keep hocks more under by riding uphill through rider core|
|3||FB||Shoulder-in left.||Quality of trot. Bend & angle. Balance & collection.||6||2||12||abrupt turn= horse fell off the wall and had to recover ( loses collection ) take more time and ask the horse one step before the letter to begin so that you can really have two steps at this level to develop your bend/angle / that beginning was ver5y unfortunate because your shoulder in angle and bend was correct at the end.. but you had already lost the points|
|4||B||Circle left 10m. in diameter.||Quality of trot. Roundness, shape, size of circle. Bend.||6.5||6.5||keep horse more correctly on outside rein in the circle ( outside rein angle was high/ pulled up) needed to ask the horse gently to stay deep around the circle on outside rein ( ie lower outside rein fractionally through wrist movement/angle) horse needs more collection|
|5||BM||Travers left. Proceed to H.||Quality of trot. Angle, bend, balance, collection.||6||2||12||horse needs to displace haunches more, additionally focus on very clear lateral poll flexion left ( it takes a lot of it to be correct) that will encourage the shoulders and rib cage to flex more.. this is a 4 track movement with a lot of bend when ridden to 7 or above|
|Change rein medium trot.|
Collected trot. Proceed to K.
|Transitions into & out of medium trot. Lengthening of frame & stride. Balance & straightness.||6.5||6.5||began very correctly but observe closely.. the horse shoulders dropped over x ( rider at that moment feels the horse drop into her hand). work to ride this movement uphill like tipping a surfboard up.. back end down.. front end up in all medium gaits:)|
|7||KE||Shoulder-in right.||Quality of trot. Bend and angle of shoulder-in. Balance & collection.||6.5||2||13||overridden again into the shoulder in.. this is not a movement that you STEER the neck and shoulders off the wall and then get bend... you develop bend through the corner and KEEP IT... THEN you gently ride the shoulders off the wall keeping the bend. You ended up p in a corect 3 tracks but you did not establish this correctly. IF the angle and bend changes in this moment ( by starting correctly and repairing it) then score is always 6 or below... shoulder in is dto develop the ability to ride the hind legs carefully into collection and keep control of them.|
|8||E||Circle right 10m. in diameter.||Quality of trot. Roundness, shape, size of circle. Bend.||7||7||need to be steadier to the bridle and show more engagement/collection/cadence|
|9||EH||Travers right. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot. Angle, bend, balance, collection.||5||2||10||marginal bend and little displacement of haunches .. review explanation in vbox 5 ( 4 tracks needed and a great deal of bend with focus on lateral poll flexion)|
|10||C||Halt 5 seconds. Proceed medium walk.||Immobility & straightness of halt. Transition. Quality of walk.||7.5||7.5||almost square / horse shows some tension in mouth and neck but was attentive square and the rider sat quietly|
|11||Btw M&B||Half-turn on the haunches right. Proceed medium walk.||Regularity of walk. Rhythm of turn.||4||2||8||retracting inside rein causes a two footed pivot, rieder needs to swivel head more and keep looking around. keep your legs active asking the horse to continue to pick up and put down hooves, your inside seat bone got in the way of this horse's shoulder coming around and may have contributed to the pivot/ if you inner thigh or seat bone ( on isnsie) is too strong against the saddle the horse is trying to turn into pressure|
|12||Btw H&E||Half-turn on the haunches left . Proceed medium walk to M.||Regularity of walk. Rhythm of turn.||4||2||8||lost round connection got above the bit after the first turn horse begins pivot correctly stepping, rider falls to keep looking around and her inside seat bone is actually in the way of the shoulder coming around ( horse pivots.. be sure you are not on the back of your seat bones, you must be up over your core on walk and canter pirouettes after first turn|
|Change rein in half- arena free walk. |
|Freedom & regularity of the walk. Lengthening of frame & stride. Transition.||6.5||2||13||horse stretching well , shows some ground cover, but mostly off the bit in the medium walk|
|14||A||Collected canter left lead. Proceed to B.||Balance and smoothness in transition. Straightness.||5||5||horse anticipates canter depart twice// flipps head|
|15||B||Circle left 10m. in diameter. Proceed to H.||Roundness & size of circle. Bend. Collection.||6||6||rider over the centerline on 10 circle.. your outside stirrup should just barely touch the centerline.. if you bisect the line with the horse you are OVER the centerline for a 10 meters.. this is like tennis ( your outside has to be JUST inside of the line.. your stirrup or the horses side slides over it) horse fairly round. could be more collected ( ie engagement)|
|16||HXF||Change rein with simple change of lead at X. Proceed to K.||Quality of canter. Balance & quality of change. Straightness.||5||2||10||you are riding horse in a round frame but it is clear here at the transition that the shoulders are going DOWN.. think about keeping the horse on the bit and eriding the shoulders uop.. horse came off the bit at the transition.|
|Medium canter. |
|Lengthening of stride & frame. Balance into & out of medium.||6.5||6.5||there was some correct energy here and the horse's shoulders/ poll and neck came up... that is a very good thing.. but you have to allow the horse to lift up his trunk while keeping horse closed at the poll/jaw.. this is how you will get uphill balance.......:):) horse came up but was not closed in the poll so technically ( off bit slightly)|
|18||MXK||Change rein with simple change of lead at X. Proceed to F.||Quality of canter. Balance & quality of change. Straightness.||5||2||10||need topline suppleners, back and shoulders in order to improve the engagement ( uphill through shoulders) and the quality of the canter.. horse tends to canter down hard onto his forelegs.. collection is when he lifts his withers shoulders and trunk and bends his hind legs to take the weight.. the walk MUST be clear 4 beat walk (|
|Medium canter. |
Collected canter. Proceed to E.
|Lengthening of stride & frame. Balance into & out of medium.||7||7||shows some effort needs more correct collection with elasticity at M|
|20||E||Circle left 10m. in diameter. Proceed to K.||Shape, size & roundness of circle. Collection.||6.5||6.5||first half of the circle looks more uphill and collected.. then rider LEANs into second half and horse goes downhill.. you can see the shoulders drop and canter quality diminishes as horse goes along rail|
Turn down centre line.
|Transition. Bend in turn. Straightness of centre line & halt.||6||6||overshot centerline and corrected / end c-line was better ( in any dressage test at any level if you can see a rider make a mistake and they "correct" it like the line to c-line, , start of shoulder in is incorrect, half pass starts haunches leading etc.. if you can correct it you may not necessarily be insufficient but you will rarely ever get a score above satisfactory 6 (6.5) halt slightly unbalanced|
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||2||12||steady tempo today but horse not engaged enough|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12||ease of movements , turns on haunches, simple changes, shoulder ins and centerlines, travelers / need uphill balance|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6.5||2||13||sits quietly.. would like more accuracy. rider understands how to get the horse round andon the bit. now work and think about how to ride uphill and more correctly through the back. the back must bascule to be supple . today you had the horse round but topline stiffened often and that caused resistance in down transitions, lack of uphill balance and throughness, and the canter quality diminishes as the top line stiffeners. pay attention to accuracy .. you lost a lot of pts today there and smooth flow to the test is important. allow the horse to have time for the transitions.. avoid just putting on the brakes. .. than stiffens his topline causing resistance in the transitions and stiffening of the back. work more transitions frequently and focus not on DOING them but on the QUALITY of them .|
|I like this horse and rider.. rider is coming along. horse needs to be more uphill and front to back supple. work more tranitions more frequently with focus on more topline ealsticity. think about bascule in the back. .. be sure your arms and hands, wrists are elastic enough for this horse to be able to come through the back. ride the shoulders/trunk of the horse up.. rider keep core up and keep going. You have lots of potential!!|