Fundamental Walk 2
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
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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.
MOVEMENTS Max
Mark
JUDGES SCORE COMMENTS
1Enter at F on half 10m circle right in medium walk –proceed down centre line to X N/A
2X circle left 10m finishing at X then X circle right 10m finishing at X- medium walk N/A
3X halt, immobility, rein back a few steps continue in medium walk N/A
4X half 10m circle left medium walk to K N/A
5K turn left F track right medium walk to A N/A
6A halt, immobility, rein back a few steps. Proceed in medium walk to K N/A
7K to E show a few steps of counter shoulder in (shoulder in left) then straighten for a few steps N/A
8Just after E commence quarter turn on the haunches right then proceed in medium walk to X –X commence quarter turn on the haunches right then proceed on centre line to D N/A
9D commence quarter turn on the haunches left and proceed in medium walk to F- just before F commence quarter turn on the haunches left then proceed in medium walk towards B showing a few steps of counter shoulder in (shoulder in right) towards B N/A
10B half circle left 20m to E allowing the posture forwards, down and out bringing the posture back up at E in walk N/A
11K half 10m circle left to arrive on the centre line then proceed on centre line to X. X halt, immobility, salute – leave arena free walk on a long rein (this will be assessed so please continue to video) N/A
12GENERAL MARKS;
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.