|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.||JUDGE||Ida Norris|
|CADORA TRAINING LEVEL TEST A|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Quality of transitions,|
|6||6||bulges thru rt shoulder and haunches left / moved rt at move off|
|2||C||Track left. Proceed to K.||Quality of turn & of trot.||5.5||5.5||steady tempo but topline slightly hollow|
|Working trot. |
Change rein, working trot.
|Quality of trot. Straightness on diagonal.||5.5||5.5||abrupt turn at K and h. fell out , needs softer and rounder connection|
|Working canter, right lead.|
Circle right 20m. Proceed to M.
|Quality of transition. Roundness of circle.||5.5||5.5||balanced on shoulders and needs more bend and connection with outside aids|
|Working trot. Change rein, working trot.|
Proceed to A
|Quality of transition. Straightness on diagonal.||5.5||5.5||counter bent at M and toplin slightly hollow ( above the bit)/ nice straightness on the line|
|Circle left, 20m in diameter, rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward. Before A, shorten the reins. |
|Forward & downward stretch over the back with light contact maintaining balance & trot; size of circle; balanced transitions||4||2||8||nearly walked. losing impulsion , horse above the bit through out|
|7||Btw A&F||Medium walk.||Quality of walk. Transition||5.5||5.5||need to site prior to trans and show energy thru trans|
|8||FXM||Loop, free walk.||Reach & ground cover of walk allowing complete freedom to stretch forward & downward||5||2||10||unfortunate jig, horse needs st stretch poll below withers and take long steps|
|9||MC||Medium walk.||Quality of walk; transition||5.5||5.5||still slightly above the bit , hands wide|
|10||CE||Working trot||Quality of trot; balanced transition from walk||5.5||5.5||rider posts slightly behind the motion of the horse, keeps steady tempo needs rounder elastic connection|
|11||E||Working canter left lead & circle 20m in diameter. Proceed to K||Quality of transition & canter. Balance, size & roundness of circle||5.5||5.5||need to sit ( stop posting ) prior to depart to prepare 3), horse balanced on 4 hand and sl above the bit|
Turn down centre
|Quality of turn. Straightness on centre line. Quality of transition & halt.||6||6||to be straighter and use traditional dressage salute|
Leave arena in walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6.5||2||13||freedom|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6||2||12||at times no clearly in front of aids|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5||2||10||mostly above the bit today : slightly hollow in topline and needs elastic connection for bend/bal|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||5.5||2||11||slight chair seat, needs legs down and back, thigh to be more vertical, hands to be closer together and more elastic|
|Keep going with this team! work on equitation and rider blance.. what a cool horse! |
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