TB1 – Tölt (Individual Beginners Tölt)

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  • Show one round of tölt at the speed best for you and your horse.
  • Slow to walk and change the rein.
  • Show one round of tölt at the speed best for you and your horse on this rein.

Begin the test in the middle of the short side (ie be in tölt by the middle of the short side). You must return to walk before the middle of the long side after you finish your test.

The test is meant mostly to judge the style of riding and the seat of the rider and not so much the quality of the horse’s gait. What also matters is the harmony between rider and horse, the correctness of the performance and the obedience of the horse.  You will gain marks for:

Rider: Good seat, soft and sensitive handling of the reins,nearly invisible use of aids. Correct and quiet carrying out of the exercises.

Horse: Your horse should be keen and relaxed in all gaits. Good composure, obedient in all exercises.

Minor faults in the beat influence the marks only slightly as long as the your aids are correct.The elevation and width of your horse’s movements do not influence the marks awarded.