Fundamental Walk, Trot, Canter 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 in working trot from K on a half 10m circle to arrive on centre line. N/A
2X half 10m circle right, between B and F show some steps of shoulder-fore/in N/A
3At A 15m circle right, on crossing centre line increase the circle (leg yield) to reach the track around F. N/A
4Between F and A transition to canter, A commence circle 20m with transition to trot after X N/A
5A halt (may be progressive) and rein back a few steps, continue in walk, K turn right N/A
6F turn left and show some steps of shoulder-in before B, N/A
7B transition to working trot and commence 20m half circle to E N/A
8Between E and K show some steps of shoulder-in, A commence 15m circle left N/A
9On crossing centre line increase the circle (leg yield) to reach the track around K N/A
10Between K and A transition to canter, A commence 20m circle with transition to trot after X N/A
11A commence 20m circle and gradually allow the posture forwards and out, transition to walk over A N/A
12Between A and F bring posture up, F turn left and then turn right to arrive on the centre line N/A
13X halt and salute, leave arena on a long rein N/A
15Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impression First Impression 10
16Final Impression 20
18Application of aids, tact 20
19Position 10
21Purity and transitions of paces 10
22Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
23Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
24Energy, desire to move forwards 10
25Total 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.