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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:Aviva Nebesky
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RIDER #5511
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NAME:Renee Langrell
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Max Pts:350
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Final Score: 63.714%
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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)66against hand into halt and head wagging on CL, body traight and nice energy
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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 tempo6.56.5started nicely but then rider needed to help horse balance and not push him for bigger strides
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3K-D

D-L
Half circle left 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline66supple in body but needs flexion in neck and head
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4L-MLeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6212shows crossing but hollow and becoming labored
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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 tempo6.56.5don't get greedy! loses balance second 1/4 line- use 1/2 halts to help maintain balance. sometimes less is more!
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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 centerline77balanced and supple
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7L-HLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6212overbent right and leading with HQ
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8CMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity
and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner
7214transition could be more clear but nicely forward and good march
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9M-V

V
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 transitions7214very nice and relaxed FW with swing and overtrack- disorganized at V and picking up rein
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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 corners66on aids but above bit into canter
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11PCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77nicely balanced
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12P-MLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo5.5211no real length, becomes hollow and crooked and head wags
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13Between M-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners66no real difference
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14H-X-F

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Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness66obedient but not through back
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15FWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners66needs balance and straightness
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16VCircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5circle a little large but tempo and bend are steady
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17V-HLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6212maintains straightness but needs increased stride length- minimal
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18Between H-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter, bend and balance in corners66show more clear difference
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19MWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness66needs balance and softer rein connection
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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 transitions7214very nice stretch but circle loses shape last 1/4 and horse loses balance out of circle onto straight line, prepare better with leg/seat aids
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21A

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Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5falls right into straight halt
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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)717more fluid this test
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)7214needs increased engagement in lengthened gaits and more supple 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)6212not always through and soft in bridle
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)717straight and elegant rider
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)616needs better balance and preparation at times
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Horse is more through and shows more expression and freedom in this test. Work on straightness and balance in leg yields- remember that the horse whould stay straight with a little flexion away from direction of travel and shoulders may lead a tiny bit but not HQ. Keep your balance to help horse with his and to keep him softer in the connection in the leg yield so that he is working from your seat and leg aids and not from the reins. Increase thrust and push from hind legs in lengthenings while still keeping your relaxed, forward feel in the bridle. Better straightness in the canter here but needs increased power esp in lengthenings. Do not overpwer horse in trot lengthenings- allow him to gradually increase stride length and help him balance with your 1/2 halts and your core when he starts to cover ground- do not push for too much so that he becomes overfaced. Super potential for this pair at this level as power and balance develop.
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POINTS:223
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:223
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SCORE:63.714%
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