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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.
JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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RIDER #5634
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NAME:Christine Davis
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Max Pts:290
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Final Score:65.172%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 1
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5Abrupt to halt. Move off could be straighter.
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2C

E-X
Track left Half circle left 10m, returning to track at HRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness6.56.5Needs better balance and bend E-X.
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3B-XHalf circle right 10m, returning to track at MRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness7.57.5More balanced and forward this side.
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4C

Before C

C
Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Shorten the reins Working trotForward and downward stretch over the back into a light contact, maintaining balance and quality of trot; bend; shape and size of circle; willing, clear transitions6212Needs more downward stretch. Circle falls into corners. A bit stiff in poll in return to working.
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5H-P

P
Change rein, lengthen stride in trot Working trotModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; consistent tempo; willing, clear transitions; bend and balance in corner77ERROR. Not to P, but shows energy and lengthening of frame.
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6AMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner; straightness7.5215Smooth transition and clear rhythm.
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R
Change rein, free walk Medium walkRegularity and quality of walks; reach and ground cover of free walk allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward; straightness; willing, clear transitions7214Clear rhythm. Needs to march with more activity.
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8M

C
Working trot Working canter left leadWilling, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner5.5211Tilting after M, above bit at C.
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9H-VLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.56.5Haunches in. Needs to show more ground cover in strides.
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10VCircle left 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Braced in reins. Haunches trail. Should show more transition.
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11F-X-H

X
Change rein Working trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness77Straight transition. Canter before X needs to be more balanced.
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12CWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner6.5213Braced against hand.
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13M-PLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo66Hollows back. Haunches trail.
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14PCircle right 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Circle appears large. Neck should be straighter.
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15AWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner7.57.5
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16K-R

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Change rein, lengthen stride in trot Working trotModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; consistent tempo; willing, clear transitions; bend and balance in corners6.56.5A bit hurried. Frame should lengthen more.
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17E

X

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Half circle left 10m Down centerline Halt, saluteBend and balance in half circle; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)88
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77Canter could show more freedom. 6.5
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters6.5213Needs to be more equally supple left and right.
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3SubmissionWilling cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements6212Braces through poll. Not always straight to aids.
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits77
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test66Timing of aids needs to help horse improve balance and self-carriage. Some accuracy issues.
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Good potential for higher scores. Aids need to encourage more balance, especially in canter, and rounded frame without bracing in poll. Lighter aids are needed.
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POINTS:191
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ERRORS:-2
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SUBTOTAL:189
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SCORE:65.172%
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