Fundamental Walk & Trot 1 (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 in working trot, X halt salute N/A
2Proceed in walk, X E half circle left N/A
3Between E and K show some steps of shoulder-in left N/A
4K transition to trot, after A turn down 3/4 line N/A
5Leg yield to track arriving before or around B, transition to walk N/A
6B X half 10m circle left, continue on centre line N/A
7Between X and D halt and rein back, proceed in trot (may be progressive) N/A
8D half 10m circle right to K, E halt (may be progressive) and rein back a few steps N/A
9Continue in walk, E B half 20m circle allowing the posture out and down, B bring the posture back up N/A
10B- F show some steps of shoulder-in right, F transition to trot N/A
11After A turn down 3/4 line and leg yield to the track arriving before or around E, N/A
12E walk, half 10m circle to X, between X and D turn on the forehand (or moving turn on the forehand, giravolta) to change direction. N/A
13X halt, salute, leave the arena on a long rein. N/A
15Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impression and First Impression 10
16Final Impression 20
17RIDER MARKSApplication of aids, tact 20
18Position 10
19HORSE MARKS Purity of paces 10
20Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
21Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
22Energy, desire to move forwards 10
23Total 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.