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PURPOSE: To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, and having achieved the thrust required in First Level, now accepts more weight on the hindquarters (collection); moves with an uphill tendency, especially in the medium gaits; and is reliably on the bit. A greater degree of straightness, bending, suppleness, throughness, balance and self-carriage is required than at First Level.JUDGE: Robyn Nunnally
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RIDER #7386
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NAME:Fiona Patterson
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Max Pts:370
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Final Score: 53.649%
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2019 USDF THIRD LEVEL TEST 1
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter collected trot

Halt, salute; Proceed collected trot
Engagement, self-carriage and quality of trot; well defined transitions; straight, attentive halt; immobile (min. 3 seconds)77fairly straight entry and halt
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2C

S-V
Track left

Shoulder in left
Angle, bend and balance; engagement and self-carriage55not much bend or angle shown
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3V-L

L-H
Half circle left 10 meters

Half pass left
Shape and size of half circle; alignment, bend, fluency and crossing of legs; engagement and self-carriage5.5211losing tempo; show more bend and uphill balance
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4R-P Shoulder in rightAngle, bend and balance; engagement and self-carriage55sluggish steps; very little bend and angle demonstrated
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5P-L

L-M
Half circle right 10 meters

Half pass right
Shape and size of half circle; alignment, bend, fluency and crossing of legs; engagement and self-carriage5210this is a diagonal line; must show bend and sideways flow
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6H-X-F

F
Medium trot

Collected trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with engagement, elasticity, suspension, straightness and uphill balance; consistent tempo; well defined transitions55straight but must have more power, balance, and length of stride
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7A Halt, rein back 4 steps

Proceed medium walk
Straight, immobile halt; willing, straight steps with correct count; clear transitions428halt not square; tossed head during reluctant RB; mouth open A to K
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8K-R

R
Change rein, extended walk

Medium walk
Regularity; suppleness of back; activity; overtrack; freedom of shoulder; stretching to the bit; clear transitions6212could show more overtrack and swing
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9M

Between G and H
Turn left

Shorten stride, half turn on haunches left

Proceed medium walk
Regularity and quality of walk; activity of hind legs; bend and fluency55more like a turn around the middle; needs bend in the body and collection
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10Between G and M

H
Shorten stride, half turn on haunches right

Proceed medium walk

Track right
Regularity and quality of walk; activity of hind legs; bend and fluency4.54.5lacks bend; coming above bit
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11RMG(H)G(M)GHC Medium walkMedium walkRegularity and quality of the walk7214fairly clear steps
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12Before C

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Shorten stride in the walk

Collected canter right lead
Well defined transition; regularity and self-carriage; engagement and quality of canter66could step more definitively into canter
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13M-F

F
Medium canter

Collected canter
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with engagement, elasticity, suspension, straightness and uphill balance; consistent tempo; well defined transitions55not powerful enough
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14VCircle right 10 metersShape and size of circle; bend; engagement and self-carriage77correct bend
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15V-R Change rein, flying change between centerline and RClear, balanced, fluent, straight flying change; engagement and self-carriage5.5211clean but downhill change occurred before C-line
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16H-K

K
Extended canter

Collected canter
Utmost ground cover with lengthening of frame; elasticity, engagement, suspension, straightness and uphill balance44lost lead
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17Transitions H and KWell defined maintaining tempo and balance55vague
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18P Circle left 10 metersShape and size of circle; bend; engagement and self-carriage4.54.5large circle, above bit
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19P-S Change rein, flying change between centerline and SClear, balanced, fluent, straight flying change; engagement and self-carriage326changed in front, then trotted
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20C Collected trotWell defined, balanced transition; engagement and collection55very early
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21M-X-K

K
Extended trot
Collected trot
Utmost ground cover with lengthening of frame; elasticity, engagement, suspension, straightness and uphill balance66shows effort; improve with more balance and power
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22Transitions M and KWell defined maintaining tempo and balance6.56.5faded a bit by K
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23A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend in turn; engagement, self-carriage and quality of trot; well defined transition; straight, attentive halt; immobile (min. 3 seconds)77fairly straight
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Leave arena at A in free walk.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GAITS (Freedom and regularity)616could be more free and elastic
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)5210more balance and engagement needed at this level
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3SUBMISSION (Acceptance of the bridle. Attention and confidence. Harmony. Lightness of the forehand. Ease of movements.)5.5211struggling with balance and acceptance of the aids
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)616fairly good alignment. work to keep legs stretched down and hands more still
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)616could be steadier/more supple in contact
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Horse and rider struggling with requirements of balance and power at 3rd level in this test today. You have the right idea but improve this performance with more collection and power from the hindquarters. The forehand should be lighter, with the poll higher, for ease of these movements. Develop a stronger, more reliable response to leg and driving aids. Keep working on it!
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POINTS:198.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:198.5
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SCORE:53.649%
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