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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 #6249
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NAME:Emily Sandler
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 64.063%
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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.6.56.5overshot centerline and corrected
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5rider posts behind motion of the horse.. alot of leg motion .. lower leg not wrapping around barrel / ie not clearly in front of correctly positioned leg
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5slight chair seat so rider behind horse, needs to be more freely forward in front of quieter lower leg
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.66leg not on the "sweetspot" horse inactive
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.6.56.5horse exhibited a quiet nature walk.. but needs to show energy at riders directive.... / rider sitting behind her legs.
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77looked a little more active here
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66needs imulsion and energy / severely cut the corner...
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66inactive.. did not clearly get to the rail at E and posting behind the leg/ slight chair seat
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.6.56.5weight shifting from left to right stirrup and horse steps left into the halt
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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 with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66appears inactive in both walk and trot
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse666in chair seat-- see BDS Video for exercise to correct chair seat and about chair seat. work to get thigh down and back under you so that lower leg is in a more effective position. weight today wasd shifting from left to right in the stirrups.. needs to be evenly balanced through turns etc
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5accuracy and energy
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A lovely team... started well in basics. work for more correct leg position so that the leg aids will be more effective and arms become more independent.
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POINTS:102.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:102.5
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SCORE:64.063%
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