|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 #||7245|
|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.||7||7||to get better score ask your camera person to be DIRECTLY behind C.. unable to give big scores on cline if not sure of the line:|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7||do not look straight on to C ??|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||nice geometry and horse round but steps need more emulsion for activity and throughness rider to post with more athletic swing at the top of the post.|
|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.||7||7||above the bit and braced at the depart, turning the wrist in the half halt prior to depart rather than "taking hold" during the half halt generally results in a rounder connection in the depart / horse bracing in connection/ canter circle ; rider leaning in on circle ( horse avoids bend) be sure to have weight in outside seatbone and outside stirrup in the circle)|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||some bracing but prompt|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6.5||6.5||needs energy/impulsion and rounder to bridle / line was nice|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||,longer higher posting will improve trot quality; impulsion needed for rounder elastic connection|
|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||needs outside aids for bending and balance , keep impulsion|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||7||7||depart looked better|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||sit down soon for better preparation and think about turning wrists rather than using hand too much to get the walk|
|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||6||needs continuous stretch/ ears below withers and show overtrack.. dome difficulties taking up the reins.. get that worked out.. sometimes need to gently counter bend a horse ( very very small amount) while you take up the reins at H to prevent head going UP :):)|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||against bit at depart.. better when moving / think about turning wrists and LOWERING neck slightly prior to depart|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||9||9||looked straight and square.. could hold a bit longer ( immobility)|
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||rider to improve posting a trot and encourage activity|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||some bracing; needs impulsion to improve throughness ( ease of movements)|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||need weight even in both stirrups and both seatbones / hands to be slightly more elastic|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||treansditions/ prep|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||7.5||7.5|
|Neat team with great start; consider using your wrists ever so slightly on this talented horse.. keep hands very close together and see if subtle bit aids will facilitate less bracing. prepare transitions by making horses neck slightly deeper/rounder PRIOR to transitions and then easing into the transition. Lots of lovely moments.. I can see that you have done a lot of work!! Keep going!! good start!!|