Novice - C halt immobility 3-4 seconds, reinback 3-5 steps
In this movement the steps in the rein back should be in diagonal pairs,not too big in the steps or hurried as this will unbalance the horse and make it difficult to perform.
It is a two beat rhythm with no moment of suspension.
This is testing the horses willingness to move back and his ability to be immobile for 3-4 seconds.
It is crucial to get a square halt before you ask for the rein back otherwise they will not get their first diagonal step and maybe not the others also.
Overall the reinback in the video is good but the horse just slightly inverted and therefore became tense but his steps were good and diagonal. Be careful not to do too many steps as in this video we almost did a 6th rein back step!