Baroque Fundamental Walk and Trot 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 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 the aids.

All transitions maybe progressive.
1Enter at A in working trot, X half circle right 10m. N/A
2Between B and F halt and reinback 3-5 steps. N/A
3Proceed in trot, A turn down centre line, X half circle left 10m. N/A
4Between E and K halt and reinback 3-5 steps. N/A
5Proceed in walk. A commence 15m circle. N/A
6After crossing centre line show some steps of shoulder-in left to complete circle at A. N/A
7A transition to trot, M half 10m circle returning to the track at F. N/A
8A transition to walk and commence 15m circle. N/A
9After crossing centre line show some steps of shoulder-in right to complete the circle to A. N/A
10A transition to trot, H half 10m circle returning to the track at K. N/A
11K half 10m circle left to D, between D and X transition to walk, X half circle right 10m to B. N/A
12B allow the frame forwards, down and out on a long rein, between F and A transition to trot (within the lengthened frame). Between K and E shorten frame/posture/rein. N/A
13Between E and H walk, H half circle 10m. N/A
14Between X and D moving turn on the forehand (giravolta) 180 in either direction. N/A
15G halt, salute and leave the arena on a long rein. N/A
17Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and
artistic impression.
First Impression.
18Final Impression 20
Application of aids, tact
20Position 10
Purity of paces
22Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
23Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
24Energy, desire to move forwards 10
25Total 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.