The Crystal System is all about finding clarity in your approach and keeping things simple. In my new series of blogs which I have called “The Novice Test” I began with The 20m Circle and getting to the heart of what we need to do to achieve a 9. It is worth reading this blog post as a starting point to perfecting (!) your half 10m Circles
Today we explore the Half 10m Circle
The Novice Test asks for a number of movements which include the half 10m circle …
- E – Half Circle Left 10 Metres Diameter to X
- X – Half Circle Right 10 Metres Diameter to B
The half 10m circle from E to X and X to B crops up in a few of the novice dressage tests. It’s a great way for a judge to assess if you have the horse flexing and bending correctly; if you can maintain the rhythm throughout the turns; if your horse is obedient to the aids; if you, as a rider, can maintain lightness in your aids.