Baroque Fundamental Walk Trot and Canter 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 in trot at B on a half circle right 10m to X
X half circle left 10m to E
2K half circle left 10m to D
D half circle right 10m to F
3A halt and reinback 3-5 steps, continue in walk N/A
4K-E show some steps of shoulder-in right N/A
5E transition to canter N/A
6Between E and H commence 15m half circle returning to the track at K (change of rein) on diagonal line. N/A
7K transition to walk, A halt and reinback 3-5 steps, continue in walk. N/A
8F-B show some steps of shoulder-in left N/A
9B Transition to canter N/A
10Between B and M commence 15m half circle returning to the track at F (change of rein) on diagonal line. N/A
11F transition to trot, A commence 20m circle. N/A
12A allow the frame forwards, down and out on a long rein, on crossing the centre line transition to walk maintaining the lengthened posture. N/A
13A bring the frame up, A-K-X medium walk. N/A
14G halt, salute and exit on a long rein. N/A
16Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and
artistic impression
First Impression
17Final Impression 20
Application of aids, tact
19Position 10
Purity of paces
21Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
22Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
23Energy, desire to move forwards 10
24Total 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.