Fundamental In-Hand Walk & Trot 3
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
Score:
Percentage:
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. Trot work should reflect the level of training of the horse, younger horses needing less collection can keep to a slow trot (jog).

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.
MOVEMENTS Max
Mark
JUDGES SCORE COMMENTS
1Enter in trot on the right rein between B and F on a half 10m circle to arrive on the centre line N/A
2X half 10m circle right to B, between B and F transition to walk and commence half 15m circle to arrive on the line N/A
3leg yield to the track (reaching the track before E) E half 10m circle to arrive on the centre line at X N/A
4Between X and D halt, rein back a few steps and proceed in trot (transition may be progressive) N/A
5A track left, at F commence a 10m circle left, transition to walk as the circle returns to the track N/A
6Between F and B show some steps of shoulder-in left, B half 10m circle left to arrive on the centre line at X N/A
7 Between X and D halt, rein back a few steps and proceed in trot (may be progressive) N/A
8A track right, at K commence a 10m circle right, transition to walk as the circle returns to the track N/A
9Between K and E show some steps of shoulder-in right. E half 10m circle to X N/A
10Between X and D turn on the forehand 360 (handler on left side of horse), A track left and allow the head to seek forward and out into a stretch down. N/A
11Maintain the stretch through F to X, at X bring the posture back up. N/A
12G halt and salute. N/A
13Ease of movements, harmony between horse and handler, flow of test and artistic impression - First Impression 10
14Final Impression. 20
15HANDLER MARKS. Application of aids. 20
16Calmness and body language. 10
17HORSE MARKS. Purity of paces. 10
18Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting'? ). 10
19Connection from back to front (collection later). 10
20Energy, desire to move forwards. 10
21Total 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.