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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 to maintain a more consistent contact with the bit. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.JUDGEIda Norris
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RIDER #5183
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NAME:Kathleen Rollins
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Max Pts:410
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Final Score: 52.439%
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USDF SECOND LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter collected trot

Halt, salute; Proceed collected trot
Engagement, uphill balance and quality of trot; clear, balanced transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds) 6.56.5ERROR of test/ did not remove hand at salute ( required :( fairly straight .. need riders body and shoulders to be level and steady in transriders left shoulder and left hip up and forward throughout centerline
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2C

M-B
Track right

Shoulder-in right
Angle, bend and balance; engagement and quality of trot5.55.5need more engangement, horse to be more on the bit and clearer in three tracks
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3B-X

X-E
Half circle right 10m

Half circle left 10m
Shape and size of half circles; supple change of bend on centerline; balance and quality of trot66good geometry but horse lacks uphill balance/ is on 4hand
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4E-KTravers leftAngle, bend and balance; engagement and quality of trot6212haunches come off the track but needs alot more ribcage, shoulder and poll positioning to left / ie bend exhibited mostly angle
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5F-BShoulder-in leftAngle, bend and balance; engagement and quality of trot6.56.5began correctly but lost the angle and bend , got onto 4hand
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6B-X

X-E
Half circle left 10m

Half circle right 10m
Shape and size of half circles; supple change of bend on centerline; balance and quality of trot66first 1/2 circle fluid but counter bend in 2nd 1/2 circle
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7E-HTravers rightAngle, bend and balance; engagement and quality of trot5210in three tracks but no lateral poll flexion or shoulder flexion ( more like just angle-- legyield like, needs impulsion and rounder connection to produce collection/ counter bend through short side!!and slightly above the bit
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8M-V

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Change rein, medium trot

Collected trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with engagement, elasticity, suspension, straightness and uphill balance5.55.5some irregular steps behind, horse slightly above bit and back braced in conservative lwenghthening
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9V-K-A(Transitions M & V)
Collected trot
Clear, balanced straight transitions; quality of trot; consistent tempo5.55.5lack engagemnent and definition , needs uphill balance
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10AHalt, rein back 3 to 4 steps
Proceed medium walk
Immobility; willing steps back with correct rhythm and count; straightness; clear transitions6212because the rider moved constantly in the halt the impression of immobility was lost( and rider perhaps disturbed horses immobility?) , hauches in at RB
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11F-S

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Change rein, free walk

Medium walk
Regularity and quality of walks; reach and ground cover of free walk allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward; straightness;
clear, balanced transitions
6212horses lowers immediately, has rhtythm and some overtrack but then snatches the reins,, then comes UP !! work for that stretch.. no snatching allowed.. keep connection and stretch down as this horse has a good walk....riders core and shoulders whifting right/left/right/left.. seat bones should work together and forward and back.... that will keep seat and core satble and following horse.. must not rock saddle side to side.....
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Between G & M
Turn right

Shorten stride, half turn on
haunches right
Proceed medium walk
Quality of shortened walk strides; tempo and regularity; activity of hind legs; bend and fluency in turn33above bit, resisting hands, no positioning and walked a large circle/ must stay on the same line no serpentine between the 2 hal turns....
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Between G & H


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Shorten stride, half turn on
haunches left
Proceed medium walk
Turn left
Quality of shortened walk strides; tempo and regularity; activity of hind legs; bend and fluency in turn66mushc better prepared and more correct but still somewhat above the bit
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14(Medium walk)
[SHG(M)G(H)GMC]
Regularity and quality of walk5.5211this horse has a clear active walk but is not really on the bit
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15Before C

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Shorten stride in walk

Collected canter left lead
Clear, balanced straight transition; regularity and quality of gaits55flipped head/ aboe the bit rider/braced forarms ( left sideseat and shoulder is up
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16H-V

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Medium canter

Collected canter
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with engagement, elasticity, suspension, straightness and uphill balance; consistent tempo; clear, balanced transitions5.55.5conservative, needs rounder to bridle, slightly haunches in ( needs to engage hocks) /above the bit through the short side
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17-19A-CSerpentine 3 equal loops, width
of arena, simple changes of
lead over centerline
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17(Score for first simple change)Clear, balanced straight transitions; regularity and quality of gaits55above the bit and the walk rhythm is very lateral / lacks bend
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18(Score for second simple
change)
Clear, balanced straight transitions; regularity and quality of gaits55above the bit and the walk rhythm is very lateral , lacks bend
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19(Score for quality of
serpentine)
Regularity and quality of gaits; positioning; geometry55difficulties meeting the requirment for this level : not on the bit and additionally lacks bend
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20H-B

B-F
Change rein

Counter canter
Regularity, quality and balance of canter; straightness4.529above the bit, braced open at poll and jaw, losing engagement/collection
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21F

Before A

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Medium walk

Shorten the stride of walk

Collected canter right lead
Clear, balanced straight transitions; regularity and quality of gaits4.54.5above the bit thru out/ trotted in the down transition and the walk strides were lateral, up transition above the bit
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22K-S

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Medium canter

Collected canter
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with engagement, elasticity, suspension, straightness and uphill balance; consistent tempo; clear, balanced transitions4.54.5completely above the bit, not enough medium canter to be ablew to identify and short side abovwe bit and counterbend
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23M-E

E-K
Change rein

Counter canter
Regularity, quality and balance of canter; straightness5.5211above the bit losing collection and engagement
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24KCollected trotClear, balanced straight transition; regularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo5.55.5unclear steps that appear irregular as the horse transitions into trot/ against the hand/ poll and jaw braced
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25A

D-I
Down centerline

Medium trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with engagement, elasticity, suspension, straightness and uphill balance; clear, balanced straight transition66did not turn onto c-line, topline bracing and medium trot conservative
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26ICollected trotClear, balanced straight transition; regularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo66wavering on c-line.. lacks collection
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27GHalt, saluteEngagement, uphill balance and quality of trot; clear balanced transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5SECONdD ERROR of TEST ( did not remove hand from the rein) salute to be performed with reins in one hand and right hand to be hld out slightly to side and down so arm is clearly visibil, free from rein and rider nods, then retakes the reins) horse square but not on cline
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity66regularity.. walk tends to be lateral at moments and trot shows occasional irregular steps
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.5210horse active but not showing alot of impulsion ie medium gaits, needs improved back supplenes tiopline braced today affecting throughness
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3SubmissionEngagement, uphill balance and quality of trot; clear balanced transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)428unfortunately today this combination is not meeting the basic second level requirement of being on the bit. Horse nees to be opn the bit to be asked to engage and collect.
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment, posture, stability, weight placement, following mechanics of the gaits66quiet rider. left shoulde seat were up and forward through alot of the test. , lower legs and thighs could be more under to allow more correct leg and calf connection with horses sides for improved legaids
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity, subtlety, independence, accuracy of test55see above
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pretty horse and it appears to be a cheerful team. Unfortunately today the horse is not on the bit. Effective 1/2 halts need to be developed. at this level doing the exercises but not being on the bit will not meet the requirements of the test. collection is based on throughness developed by the horses topline being round to bridle, which allows the back and trunk up, horse taking weight on hind legs and energy transferred in a circle of the aids and through the body. toe observations that at a recognized show I am not allowed to say: 1. As a trainer ( not as a judge) I think this horse is not comfortable taking weight on the hind legs( evidenced by the lack of correct rhythm of steps in some of the down transitions, some of the irregular trot and lateral walk at times... if possible check horse for comfort? 2. a second level horse needs to be ON THE BIT: soo if a student is struggling with that I request them to cross train ( lunging with side reins 3 - 4 times a week for 10 minutes BEFORE getting on to get the horse round) Additionally it goes without saying.. check your equitation.. :):) your arms , wrists and elbows must be elastic. this is a neat horse. I think you can do it... check comfort and then keep going!
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POINTS:221
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ERRORS:6
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SUBTOTAL:215
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SCORE:52.439%
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