|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.||5.5||5.5||HEAD WELL ABOVE BIT , rider hand s wide and posting unstable , weight bouncing from left to right stirrup. at this level focus on going forward .. and covering ground.. allow the horse to carry its head naturally until rider stabilizes her own weight|
|2||C||Track right. |
Proceed to B.
|Quality of turn at C & of trot.||6||6||rider leans in to turn, wide low hands and cut the corner / hands moving a lot.. work on putting hands on the neck and close together and just riding the horse forward.. so not try to set the horses connection|
|Turn right. |
Turn left. Proceed to A.
|Quality of turns. Rhythm of trot.||6||6||horse needs to be actively flowing forward. rider is posting slightly behind the motion of the horse. focus on the "uop"p of the posting not the down.. ghet up raster and stay up longer, engage core to come down softly..|
|4||A||Circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to F.||Roundness of circle. Rhythm of trot.||5.5||5.5||wide hands.. avoid steering with reins. at this level stabilize rider do not set horse's head. hands are interfering with the horse|
|Proceed to X. |
Proceed on centre line to C.
|Straightness on diagonal & on centre line.||6||6||inverted/above bit. steering with hand wide . get hands together and near horse's neck with reins short and elbow elastic. post quicker and get UP faster . rider set the timing of the posting. you are behind the motion of the horse.|
|Medium walk. |
Track left. Proceed to H.
|Transition. Quality of turn. Rhythm of walk.||6||6||sit down lightly and gently.. THEN ask for the transition / the wasl needs to look eager/energetic|
|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.||6||2||12||need energy and longer steps. horse relaxes and lowers neck when render not using hands/ rider is sitting on the back of her seat bones at the walk so hips/seat/lower back not working correctly with horse and putting pressure on the back of the saddle pushing saddle down. in this position she also has a hyperextension of the upper back ( behind vertical. shoulders behind her seat/ on back of seat bones.) she would need to engage core and actually sit sl. more fwd but vertical in upper body to be in alignment for correct supple following seat|
|8||A||Working trot and circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to K.||Transition. Quality of trot. Roundness of circle.||5.5||5.5||if this rider has fleing stirrups take them off. she is bouncing incorrectly off the stirrups and has a double bounce in the postin. Must focus on putting weight on the ball of the foot and getting UP off the saddle in one good swing and use core to sit lightly. focus on getting weight on BO)THE stirrups on ball of foot. weight is going left/right and rider leaning / horse unable to flow forward under unstable weight / horse3 above bit. hands wide|
|Proceed to X. |
Proceed on centre line to C.
|Straightness on diagonal & on centre line.||5||5||inverted, riders weight and balance unsteady , hands wide and bouncing. let the reins go longer, put hands together and just focus on your equitation. steer by looking and tiny rein aids and by turning your core( 2 inches below your belly button) in tiny degrees to turn the horse keeping weight in BOTH stirrups evenly.|
|10||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Quality of turn.||6||6||needs forward energy|
|11||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot.||Straightness on diagonal.||5.5||5.5||active but above the bit5 and wandering|
|12||K A |
|Working trot. |
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of trot & turn. Straightness on centre line & in halt.||4||4||unfortunate step back|
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|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5||2||10|
|stirrups and on the bacll of your foot. I cannot see you stirrup irons clearly but if you are using "flexing/hinged stirrups" change them out to oldfasshioned stable stirrups. You have a double bounce in your posting and thsoe stirrups make that problem worse.||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||5||2||10|
|what a lovely show turnout! I thank you for this classical effort on a beautiful horse.. so clean and tidy! this is an athletic horse for a rider to begin with.. so good job for being so relaxed on a big horse!!! rider: focus first on your equitation. don't try yet to get him on the bit. work on hands together and elastic and near or on the neck of the horse. Get your weight stabilized more correctly in alignment over your core. do not LEAN BACK.. but sit UP through your core. You MUST NOT be on the back of your seat bones. such your stomach in to align your core muscles -upper body erect not back in hyper extension. get weight on BOTH stirrups.|
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.