to the arena is always at a working canter on the right lead.
subsequent halt is marked according to the straightness and
position from the entrance, the weight distribution over the
hindquarters and the immobility of the horse.
should be strong and purposeful. Hind hooves passing the print
of the fore hooves. The mosquera swinging rhythmically.
at a walk and trot must have regularity of steps and correct
The half pass
should have rhythm and balance with the forehand leading the
bend in the direction of the movement.
The full pass
is also made with the bend in the direction of the movement but
with as little forward motion as possible.
pirouette (turn on the haunches) on a straight line without
losing impulsion on the turn. No rearward steps of the hind
feet as they mark the rhythm in the smallest circle possible.
Head curved slightly in the direction of travel.
pirouette (turn on the forehand) on a straight line without
losing impulsion on the turn. Forelegs marking the rhythm in the
smallest circle possible with heads held slightly outwards.
should be made with true straightness and even diagonal steps.
A sense of lightness and readiness to either pause or move
forward is required.
Half pass at
canter should be balanced and with the forequarters leading,
bent in the direction of travel.
changes should be straight and smooth.
canter with the head slightly to the outside of the circle. The
movement should be even and balanced.
executed from either a walk, canter or gallop. The horse should
be straight and deep in the hindquarters as he stops to turn
180, leaving with impulsion and no loss of fluidity.
From either a
stop or canter the horse sprints and gallops forward with great
strength and power. The neck should be allowed to extend and
the rider show good control and communication as he collects and
slows down sufficiently to make a clean 180 turn and gallops
again in the opposite direction, repeating the collection and
The fast stop
should be made from the ‘arrear’, with straightness, balance and
determination. The hindquarters well underneath and no lifting
or jerking of the head.