|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 SECOND LEVEL TEST A|
|Enter working trot. |
Halt. Salute. Proceed collected trot.
|Straightness on centre line. Transitions. Quality of trot & halt.||5||5||Haunches left the whole centerline/ hand was forward towards judge in salute, haunches left at halt, not on cline: see A behind you / unsteady to bridle|
Change rein medium trot.
Collected trot. Proceed to F.
|Quality of turn. Transitions into & out of medium trot. Balance & straightness on diagonal. Lengthening of frame & stride.||6||6||too much zoom ( lost horses feet) medium conservative / horse to be no bigger than 1/3 of the viewfinder or you are too close. thank you.|
|3||FB||Shoulder-in left.||Quality of trot. Bend & angle. Balance & collection.||6||2||12||poll dropping and shoulders low|
|4||B||Circle left 10m. in diameter.||Quality of trot. Roundness, shape, size of circle. Bend.||6||6||short in the neck and poll low / needs impul/eng|
|5||BM||Travers left. Proceed to H.||Quality of trot. Angle, bend, balance, collection.||4||2||8||traverses is a 4 track movement.. you did not get reliably to 3 tracks : .. need a lot more angle and bend / neck short/poll low|
|Change rein medium trot.|
Collected trot. Proceed to K.
|Transitions into & out of medium trot. Lengthening of frame & stride. Balance & straightness.||6||6||horse starts to go uphill with shoulders/ rider half halts and drops the shoulders and poll|
|7||KE||Shoulder-in right.||Quality of trot. Bend and angle of shoulder-in. Balance & collection.||6.5||2||13||losing eng/impul;. poll dropping/|
|8||E||Circle right 10m. in diameter.||Quality of trot. Roundness, shape, size of circle. Bend.||6||6||hind legs fall out over x-centere4line /ie lacks eng.|
|9||EH||Travers right. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot. Angle, bend, balance, collection.||4||2||8||no displacement of hind legs / needs bend this is a four track movement|
|10||C||Halt 5 seconds. Proceed medium walk.||Immobility & straightness of halt. Transition. Quality of walk.||6||6||unbalanced halt/ rider uses spur to move off|
|11||Btw M&B||Half-turn on the haunches right. Proceed medium walk.||Regularity of walk. Rhythm of turn.||6||2||12||stepping against the leg / some bracing|
|12||Btw H&E||Half-turn on the haunches left . Proceed medium walk to M.||Regularity of walk. Rhythm of turn.||5||2||10||hind legs out at end|
|Change rein in half- arena free walk. |
|Freedom & regularity of the walk. Lengthening of frame & stride. Transition.||6||2||12||only tracks uop, tight in back and topline|
|14||A||Collected canter left lead. Proceed to B.||Balance and smoothness in transition. Straightness.||7||7|
|15||B||Circle left 10m. in diameter. Proceed to H.||Roundness & size of circle. Bend. Collection.||6||6||poll low/ neck short/ needs jump in canter|
|16||HXF||Change rein with simple change of lead at X. Proceed to K.||Quality of canter. Balance & quality of change. Straightness.||5.5||2||11||trotte din down and unsteady in the up/ neck short/poll low on 4 hand|
|Medium canter. |
|Lengthening of stride & frame. Balance into & out of medium.||4||4||over bent right in the neck/very crooked/ Poll below withers alot/ horse unable to extend frame or gait|
|18||MXK||Change rein with simple change of lead at X. Proceed to F.||Quality of canter. Balance & quality of change. Straightness.||5.5||2||11||brace in the down transition and above the bit in the canter depart|
|Medium canter. |
Collected canter. Proceed to E.
|Lengthening of stride & frame. Balance into & out of medium.||4||4||possibly a change to a "working' canter but on 4 hand, poll/neck and shoulders low, collected canter and "med" lack impulsion for "jump" suspension /thrust ( not enough for a medium and needs uphill)|
|20||E||Circle left 10m. in diameter. Proceed to K.||Shape, size & roundness of circle. Collection.||7||7||geometry ok.. balance to improve/ needs uphill poll higher|
Turn down centre line.
|Transition. Bend in turn. Straightness of centre line & halt.||6.5||6.5||lacked preparation for trans to trot/ horse unsteady to bit / centerline was nice but this mark marred by transition. hand towards judge in salute|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6.5||2||13||freedom not expressed today|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6||2||12||needs impulsion and engagement / center lacks jump ..medium gaits lack clarity definition and expression|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||5.5||2||11||overbent today/ poll low and too short in the neck restricting forward impulsion and expression of gaits|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6||2||12||horse appears restricted today|
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