|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.||6||6||CL very straight but unblanaced and drifts left then right into halt|
|2||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Smoothness of turn. Quality of trot.||6||6||lacks energy, shows some bend|
|3||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot rising. Proceed to A.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||verystraight and shows bend in corner at K but head is high and needs impulsion|
|4||A||Circle left 20m in diameter. Proceed to B.||Roundness & balance on circle.||6||6||tempo varies as does bend,don't ride into corners on a circle|
|5||B||Working canter left lead and circle left 20m in diameter. Proceed to C.||Transition. Roundness & balance on circle. Quality of canter.||6||2||12||willing into canter but circle large and horse balanced on inside shoulder|
|Working trot. Proceed to H. |
Change rein in half- arena, working trot.
|Transition. Quality of trot.||6||6||braced with mouth open into trot|
|7||B - F - A||Working trot.||Quality of trot.||6||6||needs bend right at B, do not go so deeply into corners that your horse loses balance|
|8*||A - K|
K - X - H
Loop, free walk.
|Transition. Quality of medium walk. Relaxation of free walk.||6||2||12||anticipatine walk trans and pulling rein from rider's hand, FW needs longer strides|
|9||H - C||Medium walk.||Transition. Quality of walk.||6||6||tension before H as rider shortens rein|
|10||C - B |
|Working trot. |
Circle right 20m in diameter. Proceed to A.
|Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||6||2||12||circle should start at B not 3m after- circle large with little bedn|
|11||A||Working canter right lead and circle right 20m in diameter. Proceed to E.||Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||6||6||willing into canter but unbalanced in canter, work on circle size and shape|
|12||E||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||6||6||falls out of canter, lacks balance|
|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.||5.5||2||11||incorrect size and shaped circle, lacks honest stretch forward and down, making hands wide is not the correct aid for horse to reach for connection|
|14||M - X - K||Change rein working trot sitting.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||rider sits very well and horse is softer in her back and topline here but don't let her stretch so low and balance on her shoulders|
|Turn down centre line. |
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot. Straightness of centre line & halt.||6||6||unbalanced turn at A, drifting on CL|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6.5||2||13|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6||2||12|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6||2||12|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6.5||2||13|
|So pleased that this test has rider sit the trot as it demonstrated what a nice seat and position this rider has! Please look at the video and see how your leg lies so softly on your horse as you sit but in the other work you pinch with your knee and your lower leg is off of your mare. Use your leg and seat to push your horse more energetically forward and into your soft but not throwing away hand. As your horse develops increased power from the hind leg and you stay more balanced with your leg on your horse, she will come more through her back and give you a softer and more rounded outline. Good potential for increased scores as you improve the overall energy and connection.|