Fundamental Walk & Trot 2 in-hand
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 horse in-hand. 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 handler 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 (if received by cut-off date) 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. A whip may be carried as an extension to help refine the aids.

1Enter between B and F on a half circle right 10m to arrive on the centre line in walk (halt at X if you wish to change sides) N/A
2X half 10m circle left, on arriving at the track show some steps of shoulder-in left in walk N/A
3K half circle left 10m, between D and X halt and rein back a few steps, continue in walk N/A
4X half circle right, on arriving at the track show some steps of shoulder-in right in walk N/A
5F half circle 15m to arrive on 3/4 line,  leg yield from the 3/4 line to arrive on the track around E in walk N/A
6Between E and H transition to trot, commence half 15m  circle  returning to the track by K (and thus changing rein) N/A
7Between K and A transition to walk (and halt if you wish to change sides), just after A turn left on to the 3/4 line and leg yield to the track arriving around B N/A
8Between B and M transition to trot, commence half 15m circle returning to the track by F, between F and A transition to walk (halt if you wish to change sides) N/A
9Between A and E movement of choice (Turn on the forehand, Turn on the haunches, Giravolta, rein back, Spanish Walk steps, Shoulder-In etc) so that the flow continues and you arrive at E on the right rein. N/A
10At E half 20m circle to B allowing the posture down and out, bring the posture up before F N/A
11F half circle 10m to arrive on centre line, between X and D halt, salute and leave arena on long rein. 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, 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.