Conformation, Movement, Tack and Attire Section 3 – Page 3 Reprinted to Incorporate Amendments 12 February 2013 th 3. POINTS OF HORSE MOVEMENT 4.
STANDARD PACES 4.1.
For more detailed definitions of paces and movements please refer to Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Rules for Dressage Events (Equestrian Federation of Australia – EFA). 4.1.1.
Walk – A four beat pace with regular rhythm, light rein contact and soft frame.
Hind feet should come in front to the track of the front feet.
NO jogging or ambling.
Trot – A two beat pace with regular rhythm.
Feet move in diagonal pairs and hind feet come close to, or in front of the print of the front feet.
Canter – A three beat pace with regular rhythm.
Horse should lead with the inside foreleg, with the outside fore and inside hind moving together as a diagonal pair; if not the horse is disunited/cross firing.
Gallop – Is an increased canter as the horse lengthens his stride and stretches himself into a gallop; the pace becomes a four beat as the diagonals split. 4.1.2. 4.1.3. 4.1.4. ASHS – EVENTS HANDBOOK Conformation, Movement, Tack and Attire Section 3 – Page 4 Reprinted to Incorporate Amendments 12 February 2013 th 5. VARIATION OF PACES 5.1. 5.2. 5.3. 5.4. 5.5.
Slow – Slower rhythm, shorter stride, impulsion maintained.
Medium – Normal travelling speed, well balanced.
Fast – Faster rhythm, longer stride, horse should be visibly working to maintain its balance in a circle.
Extended – Rhythm should be maintained at medium pace, stride should be lengthened to cover more ground.
Collected – A horse should work on a light rein with a soft responsive mouth, with its nose angled slightly in front of vertical. — 8.2.2. 8.2.3. 8.2.4. 8.2.5. 8.2.6. 8.2.7. ASHS – EVENTS HANDBOOK Conformation, Movement, Tack and Attire Section 3 – Page 10 Reprinted to Incorporate Amendments 12 February 2013 th 9. ENGLISH STYLE 9.1.
English style hack or dressage saddle. 9.1.2. English style saddlecloth (numnah) or square cut saddlecloth (ASH preferred). 9.1.3. English style double rein bridle with pelham or bit and bridoon or single rein bridle with snaffle bit. Bit and bridoon Snaffle bit and cavesson noseband Pelham Bit
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