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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 #6008-1
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NAME:Felicia Crabb
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Max Pts:180
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Final Score: 67.222%
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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Enter working walk

Halt, salute
Proceed working walk
Straightness, regularity and quality of the walk; balance in the downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.77needs energy and more bal halt
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2Between X & G

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Develop working jog through the working walk

Track left, working jog
Willing, smooth transition; balance and bend in the turn and corner; regularity and quality of the jog.6.56.5rider not cleraly looling forward and through turn horse confused at c.. causes excessive steering ( need to look ahead like driving a car :):) )
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3ECircle left 20m, working jog
In the last quarter of the circle develop working walk
Balance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.6.5213ERRor this is a ten meter circle ( it went to the centerline.. a 20 meter would touch the wall/ rail at B and come back to E , the jog needs energy and impulsion
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4E

A
Proceed straight ahead, working walk

Halt 4 seconds, proceed working walk
Straightness; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in the corner; balance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willingness.6.56.5slowed dramatically near K.. keep up energy. halt not quite at A forlegs of horse or girth shoulde be at A , work to be square to get more points and show energetic walk before and after the halt.. be sure to count to a minimum or $ seconds..... :)
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5F - X - H

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Change rein, free walk

Working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in corner; willing, smooth transition.6.5213abrupt turn with reins , needs to look like he is EAGERLY GOinmg SOMEWHERE ... with energy, needs to overtrack if you can get it and so energy and enthusiasm .
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6CHalt 4 seconds, proceed working walkBalance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.6.56.5good placement at the letter but halt not square.. 6.5 and needs energetic walk after
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7Between C & MDevelop working jogWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog.66alot of leg "bouncing" to get to jog.. normally the correct leg aid is BOTH LEGS one gentle squeeze for Onethousand one count and the horse GOES.... :) the leg bouncing aid will be difficult later as you progrress in dressage and need to do more complicated movements in jog such as leg-yield, shoulder-in etc. :) horse needs to be in front of a quiet steady leg.. your leg is VEY FAR FORWARD for dressage.. as the leg is not near the "sweet spot" .. ie the muscles that activate the hind eng. if the leg is too far forward and you use the ankle or spur the muscles near the girth tighten and the shoulders of the horse tighten, the muscles about 3-4 inches BEHIND the4 GIRTH are the muscles that activate the hind end.. ( known as the sweet spot).
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8BCircle right 20m, working jog, proceed straight ahead, working jogBalance and bend on the circle and in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness.6.5213ERROR this is a 10 meter circle to the center line.. 20 metyers would be the width of the ring E to B to E / horse needs forward energy and more corrct balance as shoulders are low
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9A

X

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Down centerline

Working walk

Halt, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk; balance in downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.7.57.5could be straighter. ( some rope walk at walk-- ie crosses front legs)
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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.77
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)6.56.5chair seat.. thighs need to be back and more verticvasl to get lower leg into correct position under seat of rider for improved leg aids for horse, balance to be more correctly on both stirrups in tuurns and work at improved truning aids without so mouch rein use for turning, hands to be closer together and closer to the saddle pad around the horse to facilitate more suble rein aids
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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 tests6.56.5
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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 performance7.5215willing horse needs more uphill balance
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a very pretty horse! work for rider to improve equitation ( ie alignment) for correct leg aids and balance and horse to be more energetic at all gaits with shoulder to be more supple and have streth enough to come "UP". Hocks to carry more weight and be actively propulsing forward. Working jog gets you from ranch to ranch.. it must cover ground and be active.
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POINTS:121
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ERRORS:
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SUBTOTAL:121
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SCORE:67.222%
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