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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 #7657
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NAME:Heather Johnson
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 60.313%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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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.44normal mark would have been a 6 but clicking repeatedly , loses 2 points
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66rider has a double bounce in the posting, need to get leg under you thigh down and back and vertical, use the ball of the foot and go UP and post strongly , hands together and close together for softer connection
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5the higher you post and the longer you stay in the air the longer the horse has to extend its leg and cover ground, you must to UP and come down lightly focus on UP in the posting trot for impulsion, you are hovering and bouncing
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.66sit down clearly and lightly before asking for the walk, look where you are4 going and ask the horse to walk on...
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66keep lower leg on and back and carry a short crop if needed to keep horse3 in front of the leg, then ask for stretch
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66need energy and leg to be clearly back and against horses side for march in the walk
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66this is neither clearly posting nor sitting, a lot of hovering. Get UP off the saddle, you set the pace, do not follow the horse : the horse runs with you.. do not follow it. posting is like running... run with energy and keep the horse with you..
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5STAND ON YOUR FOOT/STIRRUP and GO UP.. think about being a piece of toast in a toaster and POP up.. you have two bounces while you are down.. post faster and higher... you are behind the motion of this horse and causing a drag on the tempo/imulsion
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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.6.56.5look at A behind you,, not on centerline by 1 meter
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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.66horse not receiving correct pushing/driving aids so is inactive
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213could be in rouncer connection but must pursue impulsion first
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse5.55.5hollow over left, wide hands, thighs need to be down and back, has a double bounce
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions5.55.5see above : drag on horse, needs rider balance and equitation for clearer aids
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66to be more accurate with balanced aids
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this is a lovely quiet horse but it is behind dragging aids today. rider must focus on balance and equitation . first correct the posting. consider carrying a short crop- to keep horse more correctly forward to correct aids, deal with collaspee over left rib cage, hands together and avoid leaning to turn. Keep going.. there is talent here.. just need to get a few things straightened out!
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POINTS:96.5
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ERRORS:
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SUBTOTAL:96.5
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SCORE:60.313%
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https://youtu.be/CZiLjeFCD_o Exercises to correct chair seat video
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https://youtu.be/RWlxzZ9Li9w
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Elegant Salute tutorial
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https://youtu.be/ULbKoYuR0ZM
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How to Improve Your Centerline !
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