Helgstrand Small Tour1* (horse)

Helgstrand Small Tour1 (horse) is for riders and horses who master the basic elements of the Micro and Mini Tour tests and are ready for further development.

What do we look at in the test? To get well through the test, you need to have good self-control so that you can control and help your horse through the exercises. Your horse must have a higher degree of self-carriage and be supple in order to work correct from behind, through the back. This is especially shown by the horse showing more self-carriage and quality in medium trot and canter.

You must focus on your horse walking in the correct position, being supple on the bit and having the nose in front of the vertical line. We must also be able to see if your horse is correctly bent or straight when it is stated in the exercises.

We expect you and your horse to show us: • Steps back after halt • Medium sitting trot • Leg yields in trot • Transition to canter from walk • Counter canter • Circle back in canter • Circle in canter with interruption of the support on the bit

Enjoy!

Indicated duration: 5 min. 0 sec.
Group
Group
Position
Position
Exercises
Instructions
Instructions
Points
Coef.
Coef.
Comments

1

1

A – C

A – C

Enter and forward in working trot.

Straightness of the horse and quality of the trot.

Straightness of the horse and quality of the trot.

(C)

(C)

Circle to the right.

Quality of the trot.

Quality of the trot.

2

2

(C) - M – B

(C) - M – B

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm of the trot.

B – X

B – X

Half circle.

Bending, balance and change of direction as well as the rhythm of the trot.

Bending, balance and change of direction as well as the rhythm of the trot.

(X)

(X)

Straightness (4-6 m).

The balance and straightness of the horse as well as the rhythm of the trot.

The balance and straightness of the horse as well as the rhythm of the trot.

X – E

X – E

Half circle.

Bending, balance and change of direction, as well as the rhythm of the trot.

Bending, balance and change of direction, as well as the rhythm of the trot.

3

3

E – K – A – F

E – K – A – F

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm and quality of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm and quality of the trot.

4

4

F – X – H

F – X – H

Medium trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

H – C

H – C

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm and quality of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm and quality of the trot.

5

5

C – A

C – A

Serpentine with three equal loops.

The energy, bending, suppleness and balance of the horse as well as the size and shape of the loops.

The energy, bending, suppleness and balance of the horse as well as the size and shape of the loops.

6

6

A – K

A – K

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

K – X – M

K – X – M

Medium trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

M – C

M – C

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the trot.

7

7

C

C

Halt, rein back (one horse lenght) and forward in medium walk.

Immobility, willingness and straightness.

Immobility, willingness and straightness.

8

8

C – H – B

C – H – B

Medium walk.

Energy of the horse, lengthening of the neck and contact on the bit as well as the rhythm and quality of the walk.

Energy of the horse, lengthening of the neck and contact on the bit as well as the rhythm and quality of the walk.

9

9

B – K

B – K

Medium walk for longer reins.

Energy of the horse, straightening of the neck, contact on the bit and relaxation.

Energy of the horse, straightening of the neck, contact on the bit and relaxation.

K – A

K – A

Shortening of the reins and medium walk.

The contact on the bit.

The contact on the bit.

10

10

A

A

Working canter to the left.

The balance, energy, suppleness and straightening of the horse as well as the precision and rhythm of the canter.

The balance, energy, suppleness and straightening of the horse as well as the precision and rhythm of the canter.

A – F – B

A – F – B

Working canter.

The balance, energy, suppleness and straightening of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

The balance, energy, suppleness and straightening of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

11

11

B – R – S – E

B – R – S – E

Medium canter with a half circle between R and S.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the canter.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm, pace and quality of the canter.

(E)

(E)

Transition to working canter.

The balance, suppleness and carriage of the horse.

The balance, suppleness and carriage of the horse.

E - K

E - K

Working canter.

The balance, energy and of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

The balance, energy and of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

12

12

K – D – E

K – D – E

Half Circle (and return to track)

Energy, balance and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm of the canter.

Energy, balance and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm of the canter.

E – H

E – H

Counter canter.

Energy, balance and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm of the canter.

Energy, balance and suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm of the canter.

13

13

(H)

(H)

Before H: Change the canter through trot for 4-6 steps.

Balance and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the canter.

Balance and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the canter.

14

14

H – C – M

H – C – M

Working canter.

The energy and of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

The energy and of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

M – I – E

M – I – E

Change rein.

The energy and of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

The energy and of the horse as well as the rhythm of the canter.

E – K

E – K

Counter canter.

The suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm of the canter.

The suppleness of the horse as well as the posture of the rider and the rhythm of the canter.

15

15

K

K

Transition to working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the canter.

Energy and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the canter.

K – A – F – P

K – A – F – P

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the trot.

16

16

P – V

P – V

Half circle (20 m) with clear gradually lengthening of the reins in rising trot.

Rounding of the back, relaxation, stretching to the bit as well as rhythm of the trot and correct diagonal.

Rounding of the back, relaxation, stretching to the bit as well as rhythm of the trot and correct diagonal.

Mellem V og K

Mellem V og K

Shortening of the reins and sitting trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse as well as the rhythm of the trot.

17

17

(V) – K – (A)

(V) – K – (A)

Working trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the trot.

Energy and suppleness of the horse, the transitions as well as the rhythm of the trot.

(A)

(A)

Turn to the center line.

Straighness and the quality of the trot.

Straighness and the quality of the trot.

G

G

Halt.

Transition, posture and immobility.

Transition, posture and immobility.

Points for overall impression
Points for overall impression
Coef.
Coef.
Comments
Gaits: Freedom and regularity.
Gaits: Freedom and regularity.
2
2
Impulsion: Desire to move forward, elasticity of the steps, suppleness of the back, engagement of the hindquarters.
Impulsion: Desire to move forward, elasticity of the steps, suppleness of the back, engagement of the hindquarters.
2
2
Submission: Acceptance of bit and aids, straightness, lightness of forehand and ease of movements.
Submission: Acceptance of bit and aids, straightness, lightness of forehand and ease of movements.
2
2
Willing cooperation: Harmony, attention and confidence, ease of test.
Willing cooperation: Harmony, attention and confidence, ease of test.
1
1
Rider: Position and seat, correctness and effect of the aids.
Rider: Position and seat, correctness and effect of the aids.
3
3
Deduction - For error of course or leaving out an exercise

First time - 2 points

Second time - 4 points

Third time - disqualification