|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 #||7726-1|
|USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C|
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.||6.5||6.5||sl. overshot and corrected- to be straighter through shoulders , falls left before turns right|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7||horse ok, rider leans in to turn|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||could be a little steadier to bridle, rider on right stirrup throughout|
|Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.|
Working trot rising.
|Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||posts into depart, circle is a little flat ( uses corners slightly)|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||7||7|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||7.5||7.5||fairly steady bal|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7.5||7.5||steady tempo and bal, bend to be more supple|
|Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.|
Working trot rising
|Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||lacked preparation for depart.. posted into it, circle flat in shape ( cornbers used)|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||7||7|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||7||7||shows some energy|
|Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; |
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
|6.5||6.5||needs longer steps and stretch to bridle more|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||falls out around the turn , line to be straighter, sl. tilt from rt rein|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||7||7|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||7||2||14|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||to be more centered|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||needs correct bend/turning aids on outside aids with even weight on seat bones and stirrups while turning|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7||7|
|What a good horse for this rider! Work for turning and bending aids to be more balanced and correct. Accuracy to improve.|