|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 TRAINING LEVEL TEST D|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed working trot
|Straightness of centre line & halt. Transitions. Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||unsteady to bridle, tilt and ungbal halt|
|2||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Smoothness of turn. Quality of trot.||6||6||not really round to bridle|
|3||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot rising. Proceed to A.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||5.5||5.5||some irreg steps, sl above bit|
|4||A||Circle left 20m in diameter. Proceed to B.||Roundness & balance on circle.||5.5||5.5||some irreg steaps not round to bridle|
|5||B||Working canter left lead and circle left 20m in diameter. Proceed to C.||Transition. Roundness & balance on circle. Quality of canter.||5||2||10||above bit balanced on isdiue shoulder|
|Working trot. Proceed to H. |
Change rein in half- arena, working trot.
|Transition. Quality of trot.||6||6||hollow to left and needs rounder connection|
|7||B - F - A||Working trot.||Quality of trot.||6||6||irreg steps and bracing|
|8*||A - K|
K - X - H
Loop, free walk.
|Transition. Quality of medium walk. Relaxation of free walk.||5.5||2||11||exhibits some steps long/short and needs stretch and longer steps|
|9||H - C||Medium walk.||Transition. Quality of walk.||5.5||5.5||did not take uop the reins|
|10||C - B |
|Working trot. |
Circle right 20m in diameter. Proceed to A.
|Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||6||2||12||did not take up the reins before C , circle ok but needs cofident imupulsion|
|11||A||Working canter right lead and circle right 20m in diameter. Proceed to E.||Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||5.5||5.5||cricle shape appears slightly flat and horse needs blance on outside aids , mostly above the bit|
|12||E||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||looks rounder here|
|13*||C||Circle right 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward & downward. Before C, shorten the reins.|
Proceed to M.
|Forward / downward stretch into light contact maintaining balance / quality of trot. Bend/ size / shape of circle. Balance of transitions.||5||2||10||marginally lowers poll, curls while lowered|
|14||M - X - K||Change rein working trot sitting.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||6.5||6.5||looked steadier here to bridle|
|Turn down centre line. |
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot. Straightness of centre line & halt.||6||6||to the right of the cnterline by more than 12 inches|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||5.5||2||11||long/short in walk and some irreg in trot|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6||2||12|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5||2||10||marginally round for this level|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||5.5||2||11||leaning forward today and lacking effective 1/2 halts to maintain round connection today|
|Beautiful horse. Needs clear aids and half halts to be on the bit more for correct connection for this level.|