Fundamental Walk, Trot Canter 2
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. Paces should suit the level of training, the emphasis being on purity/rhythm and balance. All transitions may be progressive (e.g. halt-canter may be walk-trot-canter) and trot may be sitting or rising to benefit the horse.
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 A-D-B in trot. B-X 10m circle. N/A
2D halt and reinback 3-5 steps. N/A
3Continue in trot tracking right at A, then A-K-X. X E circle left. N/A
4E-K shoulder-in left N/A
5A halt and reinback 3-5 steps, continue in canter N/A
6F-K 20m circle, between K and A transition to walk. N/A
7A pirouette/TOTH to left, D pirouette/TOTH to right, F track right N/A
8A halt, reinback 3-5 steps, continue in canter. N/A
9K-F 20m circle, between F and A transition to walk. N/A
10K-E shoulder-in right N/A
11E-B 20m circle, allow the posture down and out on a long rein N/A
12B transition to trot, between F and A bring the posture back up. N/A
13A-K-X trot, between X and G halt and salute, leave the 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
17RIDER MARKS Application 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.