Fundamental Walk 3 (in-hand or ridden)
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
Ridden or In-hand (there is the opportunity to change sides when needed)

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 (RIDDEN) 3 years old and over (IN HAND).
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 A, X halt salute. N/A
2X-E half 10m circle left, between E and K show some steps of shoulder in (left) N/A
3K halt, rein back a few steps and walk on N/A
4K half circle left to arrive on centre line at D, from D leg yield to 3/4 line, between X and B halt N/A
5Turn on the forehand to change the rein and rejoin the track before F N/A
6K 6m volte, between K and E show some steps of shoulder in right N/A
7E halt, rein back a few steps and walk on N/A
8E half circle 15m to arrive on 3/4 line, leg yield to track by F N/A
9Between F and K allow the posture out and down, K bring the posture back up N/A
10E turn right, X turn left, G halt and salute...leave arena on long rein N/A
12Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impression First Impression 10
13Final Impression 20
14RIDER MARKS Application of aids, tact 20
15Position 10
16HORSE MARKS Purity of paces 10
17Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
18Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
19Energy, desire to move forwards 10
20Total 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.