Baroque In-Hand Walk Championship (2015)
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 horse. The paces should reflect the level of training of the horse.
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 handler and way of going of the horse. Particular importance will be attached to the flow of the test rather than the accuracy, although accuracy is important to create truly gymnastic exercises. The willingness and responsiveness of the horse will be duly rewarded as will tactful handling.
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, halter or headcollar. A whip may be carried as an extension to help refine the aids.
Handler may insert a halt to change sides where they feel necessary.
1Enter at A, medium walk, X halt, rein back 3-5 steps. N/A
2X-E 10m circle, E-K travers left. N/A
3K turn on the haunches (TOTH) to left, after D TOTH to left, to arrive on line. N/A
4Leg yield to track by B, at B commence square volte 8m N/A
5 B-X 10m circle, X-F return to track on diagonal line. N/A
6A Halt and rein back 3-5 steps N/A
7K-E travers right, E TOTH to right N/A
8Between X and B TOTH to right to arrive on line N/A
9Leg yield to track by F N/A
10F commence square volte 8m, N/A
11F-A Shoulder-in, at A allow the posture forwards, down and out in a free walk whilst remaining in sh N/A
12K commence 20m circle to F (without shoulder-in position) N/A
13A down the centre line, D bring the posture back up. Between X and G halt, immobility, salute. Leave
14GENERAL MARKS: Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impress 10
15Final Impression 20
16RIDER MARKS: Application of aids, tact 20
17Position 10
18HORSE MARKS: Purity and transitions of paces 10
19Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
20Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
21Energy, desire to move forwards 10
22Total 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.