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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 #6264
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NAME:Katie Kelley
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 62.250%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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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 rhythm.6.56.5hollow to right falling left into the ahalt square halt not on the center line , horse fussing with head
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66need to use the corner more. work for more elastic connection,, horse fussing with head
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66reins too tight and hands going up/down with posting so horse is tight in the neck / probably would have had more harmony if you loosened the reins
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.6.56.5prompt depart rider leans in to turn puts horse on the 4 hand
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.6.56.5liked the horses prompt depart.. had the feeling the rider just leaned in aND PULLED TO GET TO THE TROT...
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66BRACING BOUNCING HANDS CAUSES HORSE TO FLIP HEAD.. REINS 1/2 INCH LONGER WITH LESS PULLING BACK MIGHT HAVE IMPROVED BALANCE OR HARMONY
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5need to use the corner more. work for more elastic connection,, horse fussing with head, circle fairly steady rider needs elastic contact
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.6.56.5rider needs weight and seat balance to avoid leaning on the reins.. work for circle shape to be more correct
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66horse is very kind to go promptly with some conflicting aids, needs preparation for the down transition
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.5.55.5really pulled on the reins to get to the walk.. need to sit quietly and get balanced to be able to 'ease into it'
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
66failed to go onto the rail at h and into the corner needs more head and neck stretch down , poll should be below the withers
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66cut the corner.. again. rider leaning into turn.. needs outside bending/steering aids
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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.6.56.5horse active but flipping head. arms/hands look stiff. contact appears to be RETRACTING ir pulling backwards?
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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.6.56.5
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212appears willing but retracting contact appears to be affecting connection adversely
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66Sl. c hair seat and riders is clearly posting behind motion ( check if cantle is low), appears to have retracting contact ( ie rider pulling back) and or reins short or restrictive
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66connection ( flipping head) see above
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5needs to use corners and short side correctly
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What a pretty horse and a great turn out for this horse!!!! this rider has some great beginning functionality but needs now attention to elastic /following contact and the posting is clearly behind the motion of the horse. , use short sides and corners and work on accuracy... keep going.. this horse's canter is a real asset!
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POINTS:124.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:124.5
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SCORE:62.250%
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Ida Norris BDS 11/2020
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