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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 #6173
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NAME:Victoria Tenaglia
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Max Pts:270
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Final Score:60.185%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 1 - Modified for smaller ring
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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)6.56.5need to be straighter through shoulders and neck / not on centerline to begin
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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; straightness6.56.5over centerline
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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; straightness66against the hand at start ; haunches falling out around the turn
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4C

Before C

C
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 transitions6212need steadier stretch and activity
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5H-F

F
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 corner66rider clearly posting behind motion / horse conservative and on 4 hand
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6AMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner; straightness55horse nearly stopped between A-K ( riders leg not in position to maintain contact)
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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 transitions6212not clearly stretching, needs longer steps
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8M

C
Working trot Working canter left leadWilling, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner5210prompt but above the bit / cut corner c=-H
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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 tempo66needs trans at K and bend? bal in short side
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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; balance6.56.5looked a little better here/ but slightly large
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11F-X-H

X
Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness44broke to canter / some confusion
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12CWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner6.56.5cut corner and needs bend /bal
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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 tempo6.56.5could be straighter / conservative
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14ACircle right 15m
Develop working canter in first half of circle
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77size was more correct, needs improved bend on outside aids
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15AWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner77
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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 corners5.55.5does not cover much ground.. not clearly tracking up/ needs impul. and ground cover
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17E

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)77square halt may not be on centerline: please place a marker for A
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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 hindquarters6212active but not ground covering
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3SubmissionWilling cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements6212willing but needs bend, straightness, improved connection for transitions
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits5.55.5Chair seat; rider thigh too far forward. leg not supporting core or balance ; needs independent arms
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test66posting behind the motion of the horse ( check that saddle is not low in the back) arms need to be more independent and elastic
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What a beautiful horse! Thank you for this lovely turnout! rider to focus on getting thigh down and more vertical so leg is correctly under seat and develop more independent arms /hands for elastic connection.
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POINTS:162.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:162.5
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SCORE:60.185%
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