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        06-10-2013, 02:27 PM
      #1
    Foal
    First combined test questions

    I should be going to my first combined test at the end of the month. I will most likely be doing green (intro test c) or beginner novice. Is green referring to the horse or the rider? At such low levels, what are they expecting for dressage? Do they expect a completely on the bit and engaged horse or one that just has a decent frame most of the time and executes the test accurately? Is the jumping portion just like a regular jumper round? Also, If you have any tips or advice, please share!
    Thank you!
         
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        06-11-2013, 05:14 PM
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    Trained
    For the intro level, green can apply to either rider or horse. Some people use them to introduce a young horse to showing, and some use them to introduce new riders on experienced horses to it.

    For dressage, what they are looking for at that level is just your bare bones acceptance of the bridle, a nice relaxed horse traveling in a consistent rhythm. Your basic bottom of the training scale stuff. If you can show some impulsion and elastic contact, you'll come out of test a happy camper. Things like bracing, stiffness, head tossing, tail swishing will get you poor marks.

    At the shows I did, the stadium round was 9 fences, very straight forward, no combinations. The whole thing is geared toward getting rider & horse confidence up.
         
        06-11-2013, 05:39 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Thank you! That was very helpful. I feel much better now.
         

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