Fundamental In-Hand Walk 2
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 of the early training of the horse in hand. Movements such as shoulder-in may be substituted for shoulder-fore or some inside bend to make it achievable for younger and/or less established horses.

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 of the handler and way of going of the horse. Particular importance being 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 3 years old and over. To be performed in a bridle (bitted or bitless), cavesson or head-collar. A long whip may be used sparingly, as an extension of the arm, to touch the horse. The horse may be worked from either side, there are convenient moments within the test making it possible to change sides.
1Enter (in walk) on left rein at K on a 10m circle arriving on the centre line at D n/a
2Around X turn on the forehand (can be moving TOTF as in giravolta or through halt) 180 to the left, proceed to A and track left n/a
3Between F and B show some steps of shoulder-in (inside bend or shoulder-fore), from B 10m circle left to arrive on centre line at X, n/a
4Between X and D turn on the forehand 360 to the right (can be moving as in giravolta or through halt), A track right n/a
5Between K and E show some steps of shoulder-in (inside bend or shoulder-fore), E circle right 10m to arrive on the centre line at X n/a
6Between X and D halt and rein back a few strides, A track right n/a
7E turn right, X halt and rein back a few steps, B track left n/a
8HXF change rein and lengthen the frame and lower the head (seeking forwards and out) in a free walk n/a
9Between F and A bring the posture back up, A down the centre line n/a
10X halt, salute, leave the arena (where convenient) on a long rein. n/a
11GENERAL MARKS (ease of movements, harmony between horse and handler, flow of test and artistic impression) 1st Impression 10
12Final Impression 20
13HANDLER MARKS application of aids 20
14calmness and body language (position in ridden) 10
15HORSE MARKS purity of paces 10
16lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
17connection from back to front (collection later) 10
18energy, desire to move forwards 10
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.