Baroque- Fundamental Walk 4 Ridden
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
This test is designed to demonstrate the balance and posture required during the training of the ridden horse. Movements such as shoulder-in/travers may be substituted by shoulder-fore or some inside bend to make it achievable for younger and/or less established horses/riders.

Marks will not be awarded for the individual movements of the test but will be awarded for the general impression of the test, the skill and tact of the rider and way of going of the horse. Particular importance will be attached to the flow of the test rather than the accuracy. The willingness and responsiveness of the horse will be duly rewarded.

The first impression mark will be awarded in the first 30 seconds and the final impression at the end.

Comments and constructive feedback will be given along with suggestions for future work to help improve marks

For ANY breed of horse 4 years old and over. To be performed in a bridle (bitted or bitless) or cavesson and saddle or bareback/pad if it is safe to do so. A whip may be carried as an extension to help refine.
26Enter at A on a half circle right 10m to the centre line. N/A
27On reaching the centre line immediately commence half circle left 10m to X N/A
28X turn right on to centre line, G turn on the haunches towards H, H track left. N/A
29E volte between 6 and 10m (depending on level) E-K travers left. N/A
30A commence 10m circle left to centre line, at centre line 10m circle right to X (as 1 and 2 in reverse) N/A
31 X turn left onto centre line, G turn on the haunches towards M, M track right. N/A
32B volte between 6 and 10m, B-F travers right. N/A
33 F turn on the haunches right, D halt reinback about 5 steps N/A
34K turn on the haunches left, A commence 15m circle left N/A
35From A gradually allow the posture forwards, down and out on a long rein. N/A
36A bring posture up, F 10m circle to D, take centre line N/A
37 Between D and A moving turn on the forehand 180 degrees (either direction) and retake centre line towards C. N/A
38 Between D and X halt and reinback 3-5 steps. N/A
39 G halt salute, leave arena on a long rein
41Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and
artistic impression
First Impression
42Final Impression 20
Application of aids, tact
44Position 10
Purity of paces
46Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
47Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
48Energy, desire to move forwards 10
49Total score 100
Tips and advice:
SCORING EXPLAINED; 0=Not performed. 1=Very bad. 2=Fairly bad. 3=bad. 4=Insufficient. 5=Sufficient 6=Satisfactory. 7= Fairly good. 8= Good. 9=Very good. 10= Excellent.
Half marks may be used.