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Dressage scoring explained by Cesar Torrente No. 13. How much inaccurate riding in Half Passes can affect my score?

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November 12, 2017

How much inaccurate riding in Half Passes can affect my score?

In this weekend IDOC seminar with Gary Rockwell he pointed out that half passes cannot end before the mark because it is a way of avoiding the difficulty of the movement.

Riding a half pass that is to too steep, means that you are avoiding to ride forward. These are some examples:

  • In PSG or YR’s tests trot half passes clearly arriving before G
  • PSG the canter half pass right arriving at R or shortly after R, instead of 1 stride before M,   which allows some additional strides to prepare the change
  • Starting too early the trot half passes in the GPS or the canter half passes in Inter II/ GP 16‐25.

The Judge may deduct 1 ‐ 1.5 points for inaccurate start/finish for an early arrival of more than 5 m.

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