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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).RIDER #6272
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NAME:Carley Weber
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.500%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.77Need energy-rider left foot more forward than the right.. mostly using right leg to ride horse slow to move off active leg aids
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5need to use the corners c-m and be more actively forward
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5knees tight= horse slightly behind the leg aids ( needs freely forward but knee is pinching)n
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.6.56.5slightly behind the aids and horse slipping outside of ring area ( ?? :):))
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66sould be more on the aids
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5needs to go more to K and use the corner.. horse hovering at time ( not forward )
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5did not get to the rail at B so the 20 meter circle is 19 meters.. work on accuracy in the shape and keep forward
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.6.56.5circle to be more round in shape and needs to be actively forward in front of the aids
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66appears sluggish to the request
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5need to use the corner and walk on more directly
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
6.56.5has a nature walk but rider must ASK for more energy and consistent stretch
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.6.56.5need to use the corner and try to bend. rider on inside stirrup to turn the corner
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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.77weight shifting from left to right to left stirrup on centerline hor5se manages to be fairly straight 7
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.7214
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5rider riding mostly on dominant seat bone and dominant leg ( right) , slight chair seat.. needs thighs more vertical and down and back to improve lower leg connection. thighs and knees appear tight possible inhibiting forward movement from horse
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5see above
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5need accuracy
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thank you for this lovely turnout!!! this is a quiet tolerant a horse and a rider developing with some good quiet habits. work to get weight on both stirrups and both seat bones, Horse needs to be reliably more active in front of looser more confident driving aids.
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POINTS:131
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:131
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SCORE:65.500%
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Ida Norris BDS 11/2020
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