|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 B
|Enter working trot. Halt. Salute.|
Proceed working trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Transitions.|
Quality of transition & halt.
|6.5||6.5||could be straighter|
|2||C||Track left. |
Proceed to A.
|Quality of turn at C & of trot.||6||6||steady in connection but could be more supple in jaw; slightly uneven steps|
|3||A||Circle left 20m. |
Proceed to F.
|Roundness & shape of circle. Rhythm of trot.||6||6||show more bend; slight head nod|
|4||FXH||Change rein, working trot. |
Proceed to C.
|Straightness on diagonal. Rhythm of trot.||6||6||uneven steps shown|
|5||C - M |
M - X - K
|Medium walk. Change rein, free walk.||Quality of transition. Rhythm of walk.||6.5||2||13||stretch and steps could be more active|
|6||K - A|
A - F
|Medium walk. Working trot.||Quality of transition & gaits.||7||7||prompt trans|
|7||F - X - H||Change rein, working trot.|
Proceed to B.
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6||6||straight but labored steps|
|8||B||Circle right 20m. |
Proceed to F.
|Roundness of circle. Quality of trot.||6||6|
could be more supple and elastic in connection
|9||F - A|
|Medium walk to A. Turn down centre line. Halt. Salute.||Quality of transition & of walk. Straightness on centre line. Quality of halt.||7||7||fairly straight|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6||2||12||irregular steps in trot|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6||2||12||labored in trot|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12||could be more supple in connection|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||develop half halts for more elasticity|
|Obedient pony. Be sure he is comfortable. Work to improve suppleness of the jaw/poll.|
|There appears to be an extra strap on the bridle…cannot see it very clearly. Be sure your bridle conforms to the rules of your association.
Pony is willing and obedient. There is some head nod and uneven steps. This could be lack of balance – although it is seen in both directions – or could be some discomfort. Please investigate to be sure pony is comfortable.
The overall energy is good. Work to increase suppleness so that the topline can be rounder. When you ask for bend or turns, the jaw should soften and the neck relax…right now it’s all staying the same. Practice using inside leg for more bend in the body – think of pushing the ribcage to the outside. As you develop more bend in the body, it will be easier to find the softness of the neck and jaw and the pony will be more elastic.
Work on sitting up taller with more stability in your leg. Don’t jam the foot down onto the stirrup…just allow the weight to filter down your leg into a slightly lowered heel. The half halts come from using your elbows to move the bit softly in the mouth, so your arms have to be quiet and steady.
You showed good geometry in your test. Use your corners to help develop the bend and suppleness.