Fundamental walk, trot, canter 3
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. 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 (before the cut-off date) 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 at A in trot, X-E 10m circle N/A
2E-K shoulder-in left N/A
3Between K and A transition to canter , AFB canter N/A
4B 20m circle to E, between K and A trot N/A
5F-E change rein, soon after E commence circle arriving on the track before B N/A
6B-F shoulder-in right, between F and A transition to canter N/A
7AKE canter, E circle 20m to B, between F and A transition to walk (may be progressive through a few steps of trot) N/A
8K-E counter shoulder-in, E-X 10m circle right. N/A
9X-B 10m circle left, B-E 20m circle allowing the posture forwards, down and out on a long rein. N/A
10E bring posture up, E-K counter shoulder-in N/A
11Between K and A transition to trot, B 10m circle returning to the track at F. N/A
12A take the centre line, X halt (may be progressive) and reinback 3-5 steps, continuing in walk. N/A
13G 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
First Impression
16Final Impression 20
Application of aids, tact
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.