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# What's the difference between a 20 meter circle and a half circle 20 meters in dressage?

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In my dressage test, it says a few times "half circle 20 meters". I don't understand what that means. Thank you guys.

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- AllyTheEventerLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
I know that test really well, so I can help you out. The half circles are at A, but you can think of it as a whole circle. Start your 20m circle at A in a trot, then approaching X, canter, and just complete the 20m circle in a canter. If you ever need to do just a half circle by itself, it's literally just half of a 20m circle. So you start it just like a full 20m circle, but end it half way around.

- ErikaLv 44 years ago
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- 9 years ago
Exactly what it says. ;) A 20 meter circle is a full circle. A half circle is, well, half a circle.

For example, in movements 8 and 9, basically it's a full circle at A, it's just that you have the canter transition at X.

Whenever you see half circle 20 meters, it's just like the first half of a 20 meter circle, you just don't finish it.

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- 9 years ago
Imagine a birds eye view of a dressage arena. Now, imagine, stretching from B to E, a giant half circle. The circle starts at E, curves up and down back to B. So you go to B, turn, travel up to about 10m above B on a curve, (by this time you should be halfway between E and B) then turn again, traveling back down on a curve to E. Then once you hit E you immediatly go straight again back down along the outside track until your next movement.

- 9 years ago
Perhaps this video will help you 'see' what the test looks like. You are riding the USEF 2010 Novice B test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djczbGxu3wk

- 9 years ago
A half circle would be from B to E, or E to B. Basically a 20m circle chopped in half. :)

- JanianLv 79 years ago
It means the circle is still 20 metres in diameter but you only do half of a circle, for example if you go from A to X, you've only done half a circle... A to A would be a circle.