|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 D|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot
|Straightness of centre line & halt. Transitions. Quality of trot.||7||7||straight entry|
|2||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Smoothness of turn. Quality of trot.||7||7||nicely supple|
|3||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot rising. Proceed to A.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6||6||neck becomes stiff|
|4||A||Circle left 20m in diameter. Proceed to B.||Roundness & balance on circle.||6.5||6.5||show clearer inside bend|
|5||B||Working canter left lead and circle left 20m in diameter. Proceed to C.||Transition. Roundness & balance on circle. Quality of canter.||7||2||14|
|Working trot. Proceed to H. |
Change rein in half- arena, working trot.
|Transition. Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||poll and jaw sl tight|
|7||B - F - A||Working trot.||Quality of trot.||8||8|
|8*||A - K|
K - X - H
Loop, free walk.
|Transition. Quality of medium walk. Relaxation of free walk.||8||2||16||lovely stretch|
|9||H - C||Medium walk.||Transition. Quality of walk.||8|
|10||C - B |
|Working trot. |
Circle right 20m in diameter. Proceed to A.
|Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||7.5||2||15|
|11||A||Working canter right lead and circle right 20m in diameter. Proceed to E.||Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||6.5||6.5||show a bit more en|
|12||E||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||7||7||7||prompt|
|13*||C||Circle right 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward & downward. Before C, shorten the reins.|
Proceed to M.
|Forward / downward stretch into light contact maintaining balance / quality of trot. Bend/ size / shape of circle. Balance of transitions.||6||2||12||show more stretch out and down and more relaxation/lift of the back|
|14||M - X - K||Change rein working trot sitting.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6||6||tight in poll at start|
|Turn down centre line. |
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot. Straightness of centre line & halt.||7||7|
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.||7||2||14|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||7||2||14|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||7||2||14|
|Further Remarks: well matched pair showing correct correct basics and having fun!|
|EXTRA FEEDBACK: |
I enjoyed watching your test and can see that you have a great job of doing your homework since your test demonstrates an excellent understanding of the requirements at this level.
Your test had just a couple moments of tension in the jaw/neck. These can be corrected with a half halt or two, just to remind the horse to soften. Maybe try to be more prepared before movements or transitions, especially those on a straight line (since circles almost improve bend and suppleness). As you ride across a diagonal, be prepared at any moment to throw in a circle and make the horse think you are going to ask for something different and see if that can prevent the stiffening of the neck.
Practice with allowing more rein on the stretching trot. You have stretch, but I think you can achieve more. Work on bending on the long rein too. We want the poll to go low enough that the back engages and lifts up and so the quality of the trot improves. It takes a lot of confidence to allow that to happen, so work on it and I think you can see higher scores in this area.
I liked your secure, aligned position and soft, following hands.