Fundamental Walk 1
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.
1Enter at K on a half 10m circle left arriving on the centre line. N/A
2X half 10m circle right to t B N/A
3Between B and F show a few strides of Shoulder in/fore N/A
4Leave the track just after A and leg yield returning to the track at E N/A
5At E ride a half 10m circle to X then on the diagonal returning to the track at K N/A
6A halt and rein back a few steps N/A
7Between F and B show a few strides of Shoulder in/fore, B commence half 15m circle left to arrive on the 3/4 line N/A
8Leg yield to the track arriving at or before K N/A
9F-E change the rein extending the head/neck forwards down and out, N/A
10E bring posture back up and commence half 10m circle arriving on the centre line at X, between X and D turn on the forehand/giravolta 180 either direction N/A
11Proceed to X, halt and salute leave the arena on a long rein. N/A
13Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impression. First Impression 10
14Final Impression 20
15RIDER MARKS. Application of aids, tact 20
16Position 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.