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  • Where do i pick up the canter in dressage intro test c?
  • Horse doing usdf intro test c

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    05-18-2012, 02:16 AM
  #11
Yearling
I do try my very best to give him everything he needs! :)

I will definitely let you know how it goes!! [:
     
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    05-18-2012, 08:34 AM
  #12
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Originally Posted by mudpie    
Anywho, thanks for those tips. So after A, is it okay to ride the corners deep like you usually would if you weren't on a 20 meter circle? Or did I miss the point?
When you are NOT on circle you are supposed to go into corners. Although on Intro level (when horse still is not ready) you are not expected to to it very deep and exact as on higher levels. But (as Kayty already said) try to keep circle a "circle", not a square (or rectangular).

And don't panic - if something doesn't go as you desire (say, wrong lead or not a perfect circle), just calmly take your time and fix it.
     
    05-18-2012, 10:13 AM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
When you are NOT on circle you are supposed to go into corners. Although on Intro level (when horse still is not ready) you are not expected to to it very deep and exact as on higher levels. But (as Kayty already said) try to keep circle a "circle", not a square (or rectangular).

And don't panic - if something doesn't go as you desire (say, wrong lead or not a perfect circle), just calmly take your time and fix it.
Thanks. Gotta lay these things out for my pea-brain! ;) Mudpie is very good at leg yields and has been (or at least was!) riding the corners deep very well. I have not been the only one to train him, as the person who I got him from was a very experienced trainer who put a lot of training on him, so there's a bucket load of stuff that he's had already done! There are plenty of things that we both have left to learn, but he has at least had a foundation of basic dressage. :)

And of course my wonderful, amazing, super awesome trainer has been helping us! (Duh!!) I would've asked her but I won't see her until Saturday and didn't want to bother her with my nonsense over the phone that I wasn't even sure I was asking, and I wanted to have a head start on this testerdoodle.

Here's a picture of him as a four year old that was his sale picture (which I took!) for the owner before me, who I was a working student for!



And I'm pretty sure I've got this "nerves" thing under wraps. As long as I'm riding Mudpie, I have no reason to be nervous. :) We can perform our best anywhere, but we're not doing this because we want to win a piece of blue cloth, we're doing it because I love spending time with him and we both love traveling about. Sure, we all love to win, but it's not the end of the world if we don't. :] Besides, I'm only 16 and he's only 6 – we have plenty of time left for that sort of thing.
     
    05-18-2012, 10:38 AM
  #14
Weanling
There's an app for iphones that has the USDF Intro tests you can download for free. I can't remember if I got it from the USDF website or from someplace like Equi Apps. Anyway, it has step by step diagrams you can scroll through that shows you each movement - very helpful for me since i'm a visual learner.
     
    05-18-2012, 10:48 AM
  #15
Weanling
My boy is 5 and my trainer told me that judges don't expect deep corners with young horses so not to worry about it. Your trainer may advise differently but thought I'd throw that out there.

Good luck this weekend and have fun!
     
    05-18-2012, 02:42 PM
  #16
Green Broke
He's beautiful!!
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    05-18-2012, 03:29 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Remy410    
There's an app for iphones that has the USDF Intro tests you can download for free. I can't remember if I got it from the USDF website or from someplace like Equi Apps. Anyway, it has step by step diagrams you can scroll through that shows you each movement - very helpful for me since i'm a visual learner.
I don't have an iPhone, but thanks for the tip! I'll see if I can get that someday! ;)

I won't focus too much on the corners, and I know that I will have plenty more to be thinking about! ;)

We're so excited for tomorrow! I'm lounging him tonight, and then he's getting a thorough bath. I also need to pull his mane and trim his whiskers and bridlepath! :)

Here we are a couple years ago, doing our first dressage test!!

     
    05-18-2012, 05:54 PM
  #18
Yearling
I didn/t read al of the responses thoroughly, just glanced over them so if this is a duplicate I apologize...but....

Personally I hate the circles at A and C as I always want to follow the rail..have had a few judge's comments about flat sided circles :).

When riding a right track circle at A, you want to come off the track at A and hit the rail BETWEEN F and B and then immediately come off the track again. Hit the center at X and then hit the opposite rail between E and K. You would touch the track again at A and then move forward into your corner as usual.

You have a 20 meter circle at the trot at B, then you approach A and set up for your canter transition. An easier way to remember that whole "develop lead in the first quarter", pick up the canter in the corner of the arena between A and K or A and F respectively. Why they couldn't have written the test to say canter between A and F or A and K is beyond me..they had to get complicated. :)
     
    05-18-2012, 05:59 PM
  #19
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tlkng1    
I didn/t read al of the responses thoroughly, just glanced over them so if this is a duplicate I apologize...but....

Personally I hate the circles at A and C as I always want to follow the rail..have had a few judge's comments about flat sided circles :).

When riding a right track circle at A, you want to come off the track at A and hit the rail BETWEEN F and B and then immediately come off the track again. Hit the center at X and then hit the opposite rail between E and K. You would touch the track again at A and then move forward into your corner as usual.

Also, an easier way to remember that whole "develop lead in the first quarter", pick it up in the corner of the arena between A and K or A and F respectively. Why they couldn't have written the test to say canter between A and F or A and K is beyond me..they had to get complicated. :)
Thanks, that helps a lot! I wish that they'd just written it simply so derps like me could figure it out. XD

So am I correct in my understanding that I neither trot or canter a complete 20 meter circle? I trot part, then canter, and then trot again?
     
    05-18-2012, 06:09 PM
  #20
Yearling
Try and remember it this way...on the right lead canter, pick up the canter between A and K, and then trot between F and A. In Intro C you are actually only doing a half circle at the canter, from K to F, (with the proper arc of course :) ).

In my previous I said when riding a right track circle hit the rail between F and B..that should have been when doing a LEFT tracking circle :)
     

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