USEA NOVICE TEST A
|Enter working trot|
|Straightness of entry; quality and regularity of trot; balance and bend on turn||7||7|
|2||H-X-F||Change rein working trot||Quality and regularity of trot; bend and balance on turns; straightness on diagonal||7||7|
|3||A-C||Serpentine two loops, width
of arena, in working trot
|Quality and regularity of trot; bend and balance; shape and size of loops.||7||7|
|4||Between C and H||Working canter left lead||Willing, calm transition; quality and regularity of gaits; balance and bend in corner||6.5||6.5||be more prompt|
|5||E||Circle left 20 meters,
|Quality and regularity of canter; bend and balance;shape and size of circle||7.5||7.5|
|6||Between E and K||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; quality and regularity of gaits||7||7|
|7||A||Medium walk||Willing, calm transition; quality and regularity of walk||6.5||6.5||connection could be more elastic|
|8||F-E-M||Free walk on two diagonals||Quality and regularity of walk, with reach and ground cover, allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward||6||6||can stretch deeper|
Between M and C
|Quality and regularity of gaits; willing, calm transitions||6||6||be more supple|
|10||C-A||Serpentine two loops, width
of arena, in working trot
|Quality and regularity of trot; bend and balance; shape and size of loops||6.5||6.5||clearer bend|
|11||Between A and K||Working canter right lead||Willing, calm transition; quality and regularity of gaits; balance and bend in corner||7||7|
|12||E||Circle right 20 meters,
|Quality and regularity of canter; bend and balance; shape and size of circle||7||7|
|13||Between A and H||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; quality and regularity of gaits||7||7|
|Circle right 20 meters rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward|
Shorten the reins
|Forward and downward stretch over the back into a light contact, maintaining balance and quality of trot; bend, size and shape of circle; willing and calm transitions||9||9|
|15||B-X||Half circle right 10 meters to
|Quality and regularity of trot; bend and balance of turn; straightness on centerline||8||8|
|16||G||Halt through walk; salute||Willing, calm transition; straight, attentive halt; immobility (min. 3 seconds)||6.5||6.5||sl crooked|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Harmony of athlete and horse||A confident partnership created by adhering to
the scale of training.
|Further Remarks:many nice moments showing good understanding of the training scale|
|Extra Comments 8424-1
Very impressive teamwork!
You have a little space to improve in some canter work and transitions, that I discussed in the other “extra Comments”.
In this test, you had some sticky moments in the 2nd part of the test for the trot work. It just needed to be a bit more elastic and secure in the connection, and showing more bend and clearer bend changes during the serpentine. Think of the serpentine loops as being part of a circle to give you a visual of adding bend and flexion.
The final halt, and I believe the beginning halt in another test, was just a touch crooked. Make sure your weight is even in your stirrups and your leg is properly in place at the girth on both sides coming in to your halts. Get the halt well established and immobile before you salute so the horse is tempted to step sideway.