|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 A
|Enter working trot. |
Proceed medium walk.
|Straightness on centre line. Transitions. Quality of halt & trot||6.5||6.5||use more zoom.. its ok for your camera person to be closer to C / you can see A behind you so you know you are not on the centerline.|
|Track right. |
Working trot. Proceed to A.
|Quality of turn at C & of trot.||6.5||6.5||some irregular steps ( looks like right hind>> possibly hocks??)|
|3||A||Circle right 20m. |
Proceed to K.
|Roundness of circle. Rhythm of trot.||6.5||6.5||steady geometry needs to be steadier to the bridle and some irregular steps|
|4||K - X - M||Change rein, working trot. |
Proceed to C.
|Straightness on diagonal. Rhythm of trot.||7||7||looks better here / rider needs to "look with her head around the turn so you can steer less with the reins"|
H - X - K
|Medium walk. |
Loop, free walk.
|Quality of transition. Bend in loop.||6.5||2||13||riders legs slipping forward here so not enough lower leg into the walk trans|
|6||K - A - F||Medium walk.||Quality of transition & walk.||6||6||need the poll to be below the withers for the stretch and show overtrack|
|7||F||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||lower legs slipping forward/ not on the sweet spot.. trot look labored and needs steadier connection|
|8||C||Circle left 20 m in diameter. |
Proceed to K.
|Roundness of circle. Quality of trot.||6||6||seems to be slowing and labored.. poll slightly to the outside and counter bend through short side|
|Medium walk to A. |
Turn down centre line.
|Quality of transition & of walk. Quality of turn.||8.5||8.5||ON CENTERLINE and square !!!!!!!!:):)|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6||2||12||regularity today|
|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 labored and some irregular steps in trot today|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||6.5||2||13||need to be rounder to connection /steadier|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6.5||2||13||leg slipping forwasrd at times.. keeep working to keep 4 arms triangulated and close together|
|keep going with this lovely team. can you consider cross training this horse to establish a willingness to maintain and develop muscles that the horse will stay rounder ( closed at the poll and jaw)? Today this horse is slightly irregular. I am not a vet - so the following can only be considered an opinion: as a judge and trainer my opinion from observation is that the hocks are not closing equally and at times when pressure/weight falls on the right hock the leg swings slower. .. this obsevation is complicated by the fact that he has one black leg and one white leg and I am not there in person. Hock flexion tests would clarify the flexion abilities of his hind legs. good luck.. this is such a cool horse!|