Western Dressage Tests
Updated Level 2 & 3 Tests, March 2019
In alignment with Western Dressage Association® of America, Western Dressage is trained and shown in specific levels which build on each other to reflect the development of skills and abilities of both the horse and rider. The tests in shows are used as a measure of correctness of the horse’s and rider’s schooling. The collective marks are based on:
Gaits: the freedom and regularity of the horse’s movement
Impulsion: the horse’s desire to move forward, elasticity of steps, roundness
Submission: the horse’s attention and confidence, harmony with rider, lightness of movements, and acceptance of the bit
Rider’s position and seat: correctness and effect of the aids
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