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PURPOSE: Tests provide an introduction to the discipline of Western Dressage; the horse performs only at the walk and jog. The rider should demonstrate correct basic position, use of basic aids, and understanding of the figures. The horse should show relaxation; and harmony between horse and rider is important. The horse accepts the aids and influence of the rider. The jog should be a natural gait within the horse's scope and should demonstrate a swinging back.RIDER #5537-1
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NAME:Ansley Singleton
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Max Pts:210
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Final Score: 67.143%
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 4
*notes typed at the bottom of this test
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working jog

Halt through the working walk, salute Develop working jog through the walk
Straightness; regularity and quality of the jog and walk; balance in transitions; square straight halt; immobility; willingness.77straight on the line but shoulders drift right at the halt.... rider corrects at move off . ridser leaned/fell left to turn
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H - K
Track left, working jog

One loop 5m off the track
Balance and bend in turn and corners; balance and correct bend on loop; regularity and quality of the jog.7214needs energy, very short steps , needs impulsion to improve bend changes and jog rhythm not clear in short side due to lack of impulsion
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3ACircle left 20m, working jog, proceed working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in the corner.77horse losing energy, circle to be more clearly round
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4B

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Turn left, working jog Working walkBalance and bend in the turn; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.7.57.5looked more forward and active here
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E - H - C

Before C
Turn right, develop free walk

Free walk

Develop working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; willing, smooth transitions; regularity and quality of the walks; balance and bend in the turn and corner.6212has a clear walk rhythm , slightly against the bit at the trans , almost unable to see any change... horse is in same frame need stretch down and longer steps with reins to be freer ( basically this is working walk)
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M - F
Develop working jog

One loop 5m off the track
Willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the jog; bend in corners; balance and correct bend on loop.6.5213hind legs fell out a little and crossed over x ( lack of bend) , need impulsion
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7ACircle right 20m, working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in the corner.66losing impulsion? and some kicking with inside leg?? need circle shape and bend to be steadier
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8E

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Turn right, working jog

Working walk
Balance and bend in the turn; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.7.57.5
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B - M - C

Before C
Turn left, develop free walk

Free walk

Develop working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walks; balance and bend in the turn and corner.6212no overtrack and poll never below withers.. needs stretch, and ground cover / this is really wroking walk ....
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H - X - F
Develop working jog

Change rein, working jog
Willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness on diagonal; balance and bend in the corners.77line to be closer to the letter with more energy
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11A

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Down centerline

Halt through the walk, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog and walk; balance in transitions; square straight halt; immobility.6.56.5not on centerline to start and right hind out at 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.6.56.5back tight lacks ground cover in both gaits
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)77alignment fairly good, some weight shifting left/right in turns
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4Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsEvidenced by the horse's responsiveness; steady elastic connection cultivating athletic expression. Accuracy - precise placement of the figures and transitions, the effectiveness of the rider's aids determines the accurate fulfillment of the required movements of the tests77needs improved turning aids.. avoid leaning to turn
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5HarmonyThe horse accepts the aids and influence of the rider with attention, relaxation and confidence; and demonstrates a willing partnership between horse and rider resulting in a free flowing performance7214willing horse;;; to be more through the back and active especially in the working jog, needs stretch and ground cover in the free walk
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what a beautiful horse!! Lots of potential but maybe getting tired in this test?

Additional comments: Lovely team and quiet willing horse! Did you start to get tired in this test?? . it seemed to be losing energy througout the test and the jog got slower and shorter. As you progrress through the levels you need more connection aand the horse must bascule his back.. ie you must have enough impulsion to spring the horse forwordv into a round connection with the bridle ( not just slow it down) .. when the horse slows down and short tracks in the working jog his shoulders and back go down ( ie on the 4 hand.. ) as the tests go on the turnss and bending become more difficult.. so if you work now to get this horse closer to tracking up you will have enough impulsion for the coming levels to get it on the bit... this horse has a wonderfully kind eye and looks fun to ride... I think you can both do alot more.. Keep going and focus on active work, soft connection and continued accuracy! Best of Luck!
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POINTS:141
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:141
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SCORE:67.143%
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good Luck!
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