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PURPOSE: To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, is supple and moves freely forward in a clear rhythm with a steady tempo, accepting contact with the bit. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated. Halts may be through the walk.RIDER #8752
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NAME:Jane Mendelsohn
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JUDGE:Janice Mumford
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 59.828%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)77fairly straight & balanced
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Track right

Circle right 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance5.55.5unsteady in connection & tempo, circle shrinks 2nd half
Second half of circle remember to keep your inside leg on to fill out the circle & the outside rein
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3K-X-MChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212some disconnect, maintain correct flexion in corner
Go around the ring and ride a 10m circle in every corner with an opening inside rein and inside leg on.
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4Between C & HWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness5210rushed, falling against inside leg, fussy
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5ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance552nd 1/2 small, fragile connection
ride a 20m circle only thinking of the flexion & balance in & out of the trans. Ride only a few strides trot maintaining the bend to a few strides canter. Go back & forth until he doesn't stiffen and bace in the trans.
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6Between E & KWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness6.56.5straightness maintained
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Before A

A
Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact

Shorten the reins

Working trot
Forward and downward stretch over the back into a light contact, maintaining balance and quality of trot; bend; shape and size of circle; willing, calm transitions5.55.5needs to open throat latch and seek the connection downward
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8F

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Medium walk

Change rein, medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk6212stiffens in trans
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Change rein, free walk

Medium walk
Regularity and quality of walks; reach and ground cover of free walk allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward; straightness; willing, calm transitions5210modest attempt, needs to lower base of neck
Walk a 10-15m circle with bend next encourage him to lower his neck by slowing feeding the reins to a 1/2 stretch or what ever he is comfortable with (maintain correct bend). Keep going back and forth medium to free walk. Once you can get a small honest stretch at the walk ask for only a few steps at the jog and then make sure you can go back to the strech you had at the walk. Your goal is try to get a few 1/2 stretch jog steps frome the walk
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10CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5fairly willing
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11ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66nice start then connection & bend faded 2nd 1/2
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12F-X-HChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212some curling
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13Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.5213prompt
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14BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance5.55.5haunches coming in slightly, needs better bend & balance
Work to develop and longer neck with nose more out. Control will improve with better connection.
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15Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness77balanced
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16A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5haunches left in 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.6212small tempo changes
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.5.5211curling at times
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse7.57.5
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66develop better bending aids in corners & circles
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Work to develop better lateral suppleness to improve connection to bit and balance. Promising partnership
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POINTS:173.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:173.5
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SCORE:59.828%
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