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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 #5261
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NAME:Kathryn Weigel
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 68.125%
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JUDGEIda Norris
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTAL
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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.66rider leaning left and horse was mostly left of the centerline. work for 3 seconds of immobility.
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.77appeared steadily active/ rider balanced more on right stirrup than centered
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77fairly steady / wishing for riders arms to be more independent from seat/body but rider worked to achieve good geometry
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.7.57.5rider should sit a minimum of two beats of walk prior to asking horse for walk transition in order to prepare.. horse shows a steady energy and clear rhythm
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.6.56.5liked the stretch could show more ground cover ( over track)
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77carefully took up the reins
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.7.57.5need to use the corners more especially after c
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77would love to see this riders hands just a bit more closer together to facilitate more elasticity in her forearm
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.66not on centerline by a lot ( if you were I wouldn't be able to see A
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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.77goes forward willingly
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.7214reamined in soft contact primarily
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5appears to leanleft and collapse slightly to left over ribcage.. would like to see hands a bit closer together. keep working on arms being independent from seat.. at times the arms follow the posting.
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5need improved rider balance to improve bending and use of corners
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5corners and centerlines
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What a wonderful confidence building team and very harmonious!!! work on centerlines.. over all improve accuracy for this test. for additional comments I would say that I use centerlines to change direction more than diagonal changes.. so I do more than 10-15 per day. that is how you really get good at them. there are 2 in every test.. so they are important. be sure your slalute is elegant, hand off rein for 2 seconds. a lovely nod no bending or bowing or moving .. horse needs 3 seconds of immobility ( rider needs to sit quietly too :)). work to keep rider clearly working on perparing transitions.. more transitions, more frequently are the key to success.
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POINTS:109
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:109
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SCORE:68.125%
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