• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

First I1 next weekend eeeek!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • First I1 next weekend eeeek!

    And a question.
    What is the canter half-pass zig-zag supposed to look like?
    I haven't consulted the new omnibus yet, so I am working off the 2009 I1, I'll check to see if the test has changed for 2012 when I am not at work.
    My take on it is up centreline at A, half-pass to 1/4 line right, change and half-pass left to other 1/4 line, change and half-pass right to centreline then straight and flying change to left lead?
    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.

  • #2
    You got it right - have fun in your first I1!!!!


    • Original Poster

      Thanks! I am looking at it as a schooling experience.... just hoping not to completely embarrass myself. We are on the borderline of being ready and a sensible person would stick to PSG for the first show, however no-one has ever accused me of being one of those, lol.
      Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.


      • #4
        Have a good show Rooty! Get a couple of good dress rehearsals in before show day and swallow those nerves. You'll be fine.


        • #5
          If I waited until I felt I was really ready...well I'd never show

          Great good luck!


          • #6
            I think we all have that feeling...that if we wait until we are ready...we may never get to a show! My sister just did her first I-1 this weekend in Lexington and I will be doing my first 3rd 1 next weekend. Look at it as another training tool. We always have something to learn. Have a great ride and enjoy
            Mirror Image 2001-2007


            • #7
              You rock! Ride and enjoy!


              • #8
                Good luck!

                Count your strides from the centerline, don't just aim for the quarterline. Three strides to the right, six strides to the left, three strides to centerline, then flying change at G.
                Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation


                • #9
                  Originally posted by J-Lu View Post
                  Good luck!

                  Count your strides from the centerline, don't just aim for the quarterline. Three strides to the right, six strides to the left, three strides to centerline, then flying change at G.

                  absolutely this- you must count the strides, the judges are looking for this, I have scribed for many of these

                  good luck


                  • #10
                    Exactly what mickey and J-Lu said. Judges are looking to see that your zigzag is centered on the centerline and they DO count strides. Check out actual movement and the way it's worded. I would rather ride short or long to the quarterline than change the striding, judge comments and scores have supported this in my experience. Have a great time!


                    • #11
                      The I-1 canter halfpass sequence is more like 5-10-5, not 3-6-3. The GP halfpass sequence is 3-6-6-6-3.

                      Quarterline to quarterline and you'll be fine! I love that test.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cnm161 View Post
                        The I-1 canter halfpass sequence is more like 5-10-5, not 3-6-3. The GP halfpass sequence is 3-6-6-6-3.

                        Quarterline to quarterline and you'll be fine! I love that test.
                        Hey, CNM, is that right? Have you ridden it that way without comment?

                        Here's the test from the FEI site:
                        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation


                        • #13
                          Yes ma'am! I've gotten 8s for the 5-10-5 combo. The I-2 has a 4-8-8-4 halfpass series, so it makes sense that the I-1 is slightly less challenging.

                          I've also gotten 8s for riding it 6-12-6. Essentially as long as there are the same number of strides from centerline to quarterline every time (and you have appropriate bend/straight changes/clear 3 beats/impulsion/expression... alright, so this isn't a walk in the park but you get the idea), you're going to get a decent score.

                          That all being said, my horse is a champion at the halfpass zig zag and basically carries me along like the dead weight I am. I somehow wonder why he's so great at his job when I'm the one that trained him.


                          • #14
                            Having scribed for lots of these-the judges count "one two three, straight, change,straight, one two three four five six, straight, change, straight, one two three straight, change, straight, turn


                            • #15
                              Having scribed for lots of these-the judges count "one two three, straight, change,straight, one two three four five six, straight, change, straight, one two three straight, change, straight, turn

                              best to work it out multiple times in the ring with your horse's stride lenght, ability, bend, etc before the show


                              • #16
                                I feel like I'm being a stickler about this, but there's no way you can do 3 halfpasses centerline-quarterline, quarterline-quarterline, and quarterline-centerline from D to G in 12 strides (3-6-3) unless you're really hauling patootie. I mean, balls-to-the-wall extended canter. Which could be exciting, don't get me wrong...

                                I generally count 1-2-3-4 (straight) change, 1-2-3-4-5 (on centerline) 6-7-8-9-(straight) change, 1-2-3-4 straight, change. Keep the number of strides on either side of the centerline the same. Keep the straightness in the changes (and really, the stride before you change). When you land from the change, you should start the halfpass to the other direction.

                                You can get decent scores without matching 1:1 the number of strides from quarterline to centerline, but you'll be capped at 6 or 7 assuming everything else is fantastic.

                                And have fun at your first I-1! Be sure to tell us how it went.


                                • #17
                                  Where is your trainer? How could you not know how the movement is done/looks like a week before the show, especially at that level?!

                                  I understand that things don't have to be perfect all the time, and that shouldn't stop one from showing, especially when aiming at going up the levels but still, get yourself a good trainer that will teach you the 'how to' and have you practice enough so both you and your horse will be confident/ready enough to perform properly and be at your best! Oh, well...you are maybe braver than me! And you still have a week to practice.

                                  Really wishing you good luck!
                                  ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                                  Originally posted by LauraKY
                                  I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
                                  HORSING mobile training app