|PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).||RIDER #||7928|
USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.||7||7||straight into and out of halt- plan better for initial entry|
|2||C||Track left, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6||6||showing some bend through corner but needs more energetic trot|
|3||E||Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6||6||some very nice moments but inconsistent in tempo and bend|
|4||Between K & A||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.||6||6||fluid transition but walk is slow and horse halts at A|
|5||F-E||Free walk.||Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.||6||6||straight but needs longer steps and more stretch through the topline|
|6||E-H||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6||6||counter bent, needs more march|
|7||Between H & C||Working trot rising.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||nicely forward into active trot, supple bend in corner|
|8||B||Circle right 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6||6||trot slows on circle, loses bend and shape of circle second half- nice first half|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||straight until rider got so busy trying to find X that she forgot to keep right leg on horse and he fell on right leg and got crooked.|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6.5||6.5|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6||6||some nice energetic moments but not consistent- much more energy in walk|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12||willing horse|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||ride better balanced this test|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||inconsistent|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6||6||inconsistent|
|Some really nice moments in this test! Rider is better balanced and horse responds better showing more energy and supple bending. Work for consistency of tempo and bend and shape of circles. Try to use the side of your eye to see where halts shoiuld be placed so that horse doesn't drift following you looking at the letters on the long side. Show more clear difference between free and medium walks. Talented young rider!|