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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).RIDER #7681-1
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NAME:Patrice Paulter
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 61.250%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.6.56.5blurry camera focus< horse neck pulled to the right , rider weight not balanced equally on both stirrups , horse to be straighter
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66fingers not closed around reins, some irregular steps
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66wide hands and fingers completely at end of fingers holding reins
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.66lacked preparation
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66needs poll to stretch down below withers and only tracks up( needs longer ste3ps)
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66needs march , look up
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66some irregular steps and rider looking down
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66rider: head tilt, leaning to turn, some irregular steps
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.66weight to be more centered on both stirrups, overshot centerline and haunches fall out , see A behind you off by a meter
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity66some irregularity in trot today
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6.56.5back suppleness
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213willing but not connected
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66needs to be centered over both stirrups, shoulders and hips not level , head tilt
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66see above
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66
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this horse and rider seem well suited. Horse is willing. Work for more balanced and correct aids to improve accuracy and balance
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POINTS:98
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ERRORS:
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SUBTOTAL:98
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SCORE:61.250%
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