• Know and demonstrate a minimum of four exercises that can be used to improve the seat.

  • Ride ring figures at the walk and trot, with correct diagonals.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of aids used for asking horse to correctly bend.

  • Ride accurate trot/canter transitions.

  • Ride a 20m circle at the walk, trot, and canter, with correct diagonals and leads.

  • Ride USDF Intro Test C with accurate transitions and ring figures.

  • Ride at the walk, trot and canter without stirrups.

  • Ride basic gymnastic grid up to 2', to include one small oxer.

  • Trot into a related distance and canter out.

  • Ride a ground pole course at the canter, with simple changes of lead as necessary.

  • Jump a course of 5-7 fences at 18”, at the trot, with good approaches, developing the ability to plan a course.

  • Demonstrate an effective use of disengagement and pulley rein by stopping horse from canter.

  • Ride in the open, up and down hills and over fences and natural obstacles at the walk and trot.

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