|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.||5||5||too many corrections disturbed horse . stepping back is a major fault|
|2||C||Track right. Proceed to M.||Smoothness of turn. Quality of trot.||7||7||looks steady: rider lookup|
|3||M - X - K||Change rein, working trot rising. Proceed to A.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||7.5||7.5||straight: rider keep chin level.. looking ahead|
|4||A||Circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to B.||Roundness & balance on circle.||7||7||needs more zoom sto be helpful... no many details available|
|5||B||Working canter left lead and circle left 20 m in diameter. Proceed to C.||Transition. Roundness & balance on circle. Quality of canter.||7.5||2||15||needs to sit before depart|
|Working trot. Proceed to H. |
Change rein in half- arena, working trot.
|Transition. Quality of trot.||7.5||7.5||hands to be sl. more independent|
|7||B - F - A||Working trot.||Quality of trot.||7.5||7.5|
|8*||A - K|
K - X - H
Loop, free walk.
|Transition. Quality of medium walk. Relaxation of free walk.||6||2||12||needs ears to be below withers and produce overtrack if you can|
|9||H - C||Medium walk.||Transition. Quality of walk.||7||7|
|10||C - B |
|Working trot. |
Circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to A.
|Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||7.5||2||15||prompt and round to bridle|
|11||A||Working canter right lead and circle right 20 m in diameter. Proceed to E.||Transition. Roundness & balance of circle.||7.5||7.5|
|12||E||Working trot. Proceed to C.||Quality of trot.||7||7||sl. wide hands|
|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.||6||2||12||needs poll/ears to be reliably lower than withers|
|14||M - X - K||Change rein working trot sitting.||Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot.||7.5||7.5||steady|
|Turn down centre line. |
|Straightness on diagonal. Quality of trot. Straightness of centre line & halt.||8.5||8.5||square. neck to be straight and more immobility|
Leave arena in free walk.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||2||14|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||7||2||14||appears active, need more detail|
|3||Submission||Attention, confidence, ease of the movements, acceptance of the bit, lightness of forehand||7.5||2||15||nicely round to bridle / bend needs to be onoutside rein and outside aids more|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||7||2||14|
|this is a nice team with a good start. rider now focus on becoming more elastic in the posting. and even.. You are currently emphasizing the "down" of the posting.. so you are just slightly against the horse. To get longer steps from the horse make the "Up" elastic ! A little more zoom would allow judges to view details... :):) . this was a consistently steady test with harmony! work to get the stretch circle With the horses ears below withers and rider balanced ( don't look down) ... :):)|
Directions for the camera person:
1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on a mounting block ( this is the same height as the judge viewing stand)
me height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth perception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
3. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the viewfinder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20 x 40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
4. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.