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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 #6140-1
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NAME:Mei-Yao MacKinnon
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Final Score: 66.250%
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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.6.56.5straight but against hand into halt, reluctant to trot after halt
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5shows supple bend but needs to go more energetically forward
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66steady tempo and bend but needs to go more forward with longer strides and circle needs to be better placed in the center of the arena and not down by A
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.77fluid transition and fairly active marching walk
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66horse yanks rein from rider rather than gently following as rider releases rein, needs stretch through back forward and down not just out
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66a little braced picking up reins and walking but willing to march
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.6.56.5on rider's ais to trot but sluggish, nice bend in corners
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5steady tempo, frame, and bend but needs to cover more ground
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.7.57.5very straight centerline, a little loss of balance into 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.66tempo steady but lacks forward
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213willing horse but needs to more honestly reach for rider's hand in rounder frame
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse7.57.5rider with very good balance and position
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions7.57.5supple horse, down transitions not as good as up
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5circles need to be placed better
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Steady and mostly harmonious ride. Add energy and all scores will increase. Be careful to start circles at the letter and not 5-7m after so that circles are placed in the middle of the arena. Hi Mei-Yao. Thank you for sending me your video to judge and review with you. Let me start by saying how attractive your horse is and what a lovely quiet rider you are. You two make a pretty pair and I think your scores can increase significantly with a little change here and there. You are already riding pretty accurately (more on that in a second) and you have straightness when it is needed and supple bend when you need that. Your corners are very nice and you show a soft, consistent bend on your circles. Be careful to place your circles better. If the circle is supposed to start at E or at B, you should be coming off the track at the letter so that your circle is in the middle of the ring. You tend to stay on the track a little too long so that your accurately ridden 20m circle is closer to A than it is to C which is wrong. That little adjustment can mean as much as 1/2 to a whole point for every circle. You are too good a rider to throw away points like that! The biggest area that needs work is in your energy and "impulsion." Your horse is a little lazy in the way he moves- he is not even coming close to tracking up in the trot and gives the feeling that he can drop into walk in a moment if you are not doing a good job of riding him with your driving aids. I want to see him going more freely forward and maybe even a little faster so that it feels as if he is chugging along freely and on his own and not that you are constantly working to make him move. In the free walk I want to see him more gentle in the way he reachs forward to take the reins. I don't like that he grabbed the reins and then walked on. I want him to wait for you to release the rein and for him to stretch out his neck looking for your hand. Once he is a little better "connected" and thinking more forward I think his frame will become rounder and his head and neck will lower so that he is softer in his back. The potential for scores in the 70s is right there with just a few little changes. I know you can do it!!
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POINTS:106
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:106
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SCORE:66.250%
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