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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 #8136
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NAME:Lori Bower
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 64.375%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST A
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

Between X & C
Enter working trot rising.

Medium walk.
Straightness on centerline and in transition; clear trot and walk rhythm.7.57.5active and confident
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.6.56.5neck pulled to right near G and thru turn
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5wei9ght shifting left/ right in stirrups - leans to turn at times horse sl out of bal
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66wide hands: need to be closer together and more independent / need outside aids to bend/ turn / sl. braced in connection
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5hands to be more together and elastic at elbows, horse slightly bracing topline
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66need to sit clearly 2 beats prior to trans for pre3p
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7H-X-FFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66needs to stretch poll below the withers and hose to take longer steps ie overtrack
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8F-A




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Medium walk.




Down centerline
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm, bending in corner and turn.

Straightness on centerline.
66bulging thru left shoulder on c-line , falling left off line
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.6.56.5hand off rein not visually clear in video , horse to be more immobile
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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.6.56.5
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213bend, straightness
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66slight chair seat: need thigh down and back under you and hands closer together and more independent and elastic at elbows
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5straightness, connection and bending
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5
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this team has a good start and good basics. Work on hands closer together and improve seat position ( get thigh more down and back under you for improved bending aids) .. good Luck!
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POINTS:103
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:103
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SCORE:64.375%
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https://youtu.be/RWlxzZ9Li9w
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Elegant Salute tutorial
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