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PURPOSE: To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, and in addition to the requirements of Training Level, has developed the thrust to achieve improved balance and throughness and maintains a more consistent contact with the bit.
All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.
JUDGE:Ida Norris
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RIDER #6250
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NAME:MacKenzie Hill
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Max Pts:270
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Final Score:67.037%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 1 - Modified for smaller ring
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)66to start to the left of the centerline and unbal halt/ off cnterlin by at least a foot by G
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2C

Between E & K start
Track left

Half circle left 10m, returning to track at H
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness6.56.5wide hand to be more leastic and steady, rider leans to turn ie horse lacks bend
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3Between B & F startHalf circle right 10m, returning to track at MRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness77fairly smooth weight was more correctly centered
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4C

Before C

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Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Shorten the reins Working trotForward and downward stretch over the back into a light contact, maintaining balance and quality of trot; bend; shape and size of circle; willing, clear transitions7214rider needs to actively ASK the horse to be stretching.... this was staeady but did not relax the back as much as it shouild / steps could be of improved quyality
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5H-F

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Change rein, lengthen stride in trot Working trotModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; consistent tempo; willing, clear transitions; bend and balance in corner6.56.5needs to be letter to letter. at moments against the hand , tight in the neck after trans at f
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6AMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5needee prep
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7K-B

B
Change rein, free walk Medium walkRegularity and quality of walks; reach and ground cover of free walk allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward; straightness; willing, clear transitions7.5215
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8M

C
Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner6.5213anticipating at M and a bit tight at C
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9H-K

K-A
Lengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo77
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10ACircle left 15m
Develop working canter in first half of circle
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance7.57.5to be ri8dden more on the OUTSIDE aids
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11F-X-H

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Change rein Working trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5tight and short in the neck in the trot
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12CWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner5.55.5tightns neck and back at depart and severly cuts corner c-m
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13M-F

F-A
Lengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo5.55.5was not on the track at M ( since you cut the corner so much and was not on the track until after B , elenghtening crokked and conservative
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14ACircle right 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77need to ride the circle IN from OUTSIDE AIDS
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15AWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner77hands a bit wide and bracing ( affects topline adversely)
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16K-M

M
Change rein, lengthen stride in trot Working trotModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; consistent tempo; willing, clear transitions; bend and balance in corners6.56.5severe tilt from left hand.. adversely affect impulsion/engagement .. horse unable to coverground and reasch through his neck correctly while lenghthening
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X

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Half circle left 10m Down centerline Halt, saluteBend and balance in half circle; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)7.57.5
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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; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters7214lenghtjheningsd
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3SubmissionWilling cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements6212tilt, accuracy, bend, corners / centerline
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits77arms to be more elastic and closer together
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test6.56.5see submission
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a lovely athletic pair with a good start! Lost alot of points on accuracy today. work for m ore elastic 4arms and correct throughness with the horse.
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POINTS:181
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:181
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SCORE:67.037%
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Ida Norris 11/2020
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