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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.
READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read
JUDGE:Ida Norris
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RIDER #6279-1
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NAME:Lilly Gilbertson
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Max Pts:350
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Final Score: 63.000%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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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)6.56.5needs to straighter
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2C

M-V

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Track right

Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Bend and balance in turns; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo6.56.5needs ground cover , balanced down hill, riders arm to have bent at elbow2 and be more independent / rider shows hyperextension of the upper back ie too much curve in lumbar - lower back and upper back is past seat
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3K-D

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Half circle left 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline66horse on 4 hand- poll low and some twisting of neck / did not hit the centerline accurately
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4L-MLeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow7214has some talent for crossing/ riders hands high
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5H-P


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Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo66rider way behind vertical with completely straight arms-elbows horse conservative
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6F-D

D-L
Half circle right 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline6.56.5needs to go clearly straight a step or 2 on c-line to show that you 'got there" then begin the leg yield neck pulled to the right too much so it is behind the horse technically
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7L-HLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213see above
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8CMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity
and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner
6.5213needs correct bend in the corner
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9M-V

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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; willing, clear transitions6212needs to lower neck below withers and show overtrack
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10K

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Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corners66lacked preparation not clearly on the bit at kor A
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11PCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77looked active and relatively steady here, elbow need bend
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12P-MLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.5213conser54vative
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13Between M-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners66need a transition and bend in the short side
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14H-X-F

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Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77looks more uphill here except rider leaning into turn left
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15FWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners77leans left to get lead and needs outside aids for corners and short side
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16VCircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5incorrectly balanced on inside rein=haunches fall out and not enough bend
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17V-HLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.5213conservative
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18Between H-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter, bend and balance in corners66needs a transition and rider leaning ri8ght to turn the short sides ( ie lacks bend) puts horse on the 4 hand
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19MWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness77
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Before B

B
Circle right 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact

Shorten the reins

Working trot
Forward and downward stretch over the back into a light contact, maintaining balance and quality of trot; bend; shape and size of circle; willing, clear transitions6.5213began well enough although the snatched the reins but by the second half the horse dropped shoulders goes onto 4 hand and rider has no connection. work to keep connection, balance and bend.. rider to be in control of the bend and stretch
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21A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)7.57.5square halt -turn needs to improve
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GAITS (Freedom and regularity)717
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)6.5213needs engagement and suppleness of back
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3SUBMISSION (Willing cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements)6212bend, short sides, at times on the 4hand,
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)616confident rider, now needs independent hands with bend in the elbows. at times exhibiting hyperextension of the upper back which is very very bad for discs and spine wear ; do not want or need excessive arching of lower back. riders are to sit UP not lean back.... upper back must be over the seat.. not behind it.
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)6.516.5accuracy, bend , balance
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what a beautiful horse and a lovely turnout! thank you! there is a lot of potential here. keep going!
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POINTS:220.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:220.5
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SCORE:63.000%
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Ida Norris BDS Nov 2020
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