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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 #6240
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NAME:Andrea Montgomery
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Max Pts:290
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Final Score:64.310%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 1
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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)6.56.5take a look at your video .. you can hardly see you salute. consider holding your arm out at 40 degree angle.. check out BDS How to make an elegant salute video .. :):) centerline is fairly straight .. BUT WALKED OUT OF THE HALT needs to be halt=trot .. might have been a much bigger score
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Track left Half circle left 10m, returning to track at HRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness6.56.5poll low and neck a bit short .. short tracking needs impulsion
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3B-XHalf circle right 10m, returning to track at MRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness66way over the centerline
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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 transitions6212inconsistent and appears short in the neck.. steps still short and back tight
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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 corner44unable to see a difference and poll low going downhill in balance
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6AMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner; straightness7214
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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 transitions6.5213liked the stretch as nose went forward.. only tracks up needs overstep
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8M

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Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner6.5213needs to step forward with hind legs into the trot and the canter depart is jumping up into the air but not forward or through the back
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9H-VLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.56.5conservative
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10VCircle left 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77if the horse was looser through the back and connection the canter quality would improve / geometry nice
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Change rein Working trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness77trot looked more active here and more through the back 7.0
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12CWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner6.5213appears to jump up as somehow frame and neck are restricted
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13M-PLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo66needs to take weight on the hind legs and PUSH forward
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14PCircle right 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77circle size ok.. needs outside aides to improve bending/bal
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15AWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.56.5needs prep and balaNCE/ SHORT IN THE NECK
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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 corners6.56.5hands to be more elastic and independent to allow horse to be steadier to the bridle / conservative lengthening
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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)6.56.5curling from the hand and needs to be ridden forward and out to the more elastic hand. Look at elegant salute video on BDS website for a salute that is easier to see :):)
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5freedom
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters6.5213appears restricted to day , tight in the back possibly due to lack of elastic connection / lengthenings all conservative
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3SubmissionWilling cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements6.5213some curling.. short in the neck and transitions popping up rather than flowing forward
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits6.56.5need hands to be closer together and hands, wrists, 4 arms to be more supple, elastic to ALLOW roundness without the horse curling behind stiff contact
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test6.56.5improve centerlines, work on accuracy
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neat team with a good a start! work towards more elastic connection. Keep going!
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POINTS:186.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:186.5
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SCORE:64.310%
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Ida Norris BDS 11/2020
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