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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 to maintain a more consistent contact with the bit. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.JUDGE:Ida Norris
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RIDER #6276
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NAME:Sheryl Miller
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Max Pts:360
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Final Score:63.889%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 3
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)4.54.5overshot centerline and fell right a lot need to hold halt 3 seconds immobility and WALKED OUT OF THE HALT
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H-X-F

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Track left

Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Bend and balance in turns; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo66need zoom sooner : Horse slow to develop lengthening and little shown
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3V - ILeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow4.529lost parallel and crossing by the quarter line: then rode on diagonal
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4I

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Circle left 10m

Straight ahead

Track left
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline66circle too large : overshot centerline 6
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5S-LLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow5.5211slow to begin/ little crossing : rider weight incorrectly positioned
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6L

L

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Circle right 10m

Straight ahead

Track right
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline6.56.5circle size correct but fell left off centerline after the circle
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Before E

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Circle right 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, clear transitions7214lost balance at the end but did a good job on the first 1/2
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8HMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend; balance; straightness7214
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9M-V

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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, clear transitions7214stretch poll below withers and show more grd cvr
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10K

A
Working trot

Working canter, left lead
Willing, calm transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner6.56.5braces and lifts neck in canter depart.. not truly through or submissive to the connection
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11F-X-MOne loop maintaining left leadRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of loop; positioning; balance7214wide hands and heels drawn up
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12CCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5large more like 18 meters / needs to be ridden on the outside aids; hands wide and bracing
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13H-VLengthen stride in canterModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; willing, clear transition; straightness; consistent tempo66conser54vative hard to see a difference in grd cover NEED zoom
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14VWorking canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners66looks like BIG working canter on the short side.. nice but NO TRANSITION SHOWN
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15F-X-H

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Change rein

Change of lead through trot
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77obedient but needs balance in thr trot steps /
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16M-X-FOne loop maintaining right leadRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of loop; positioning; balance6.5213did not get to x balance is ok
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17ACircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77need zoom: riders heels drawn up
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18K-SLengthen stride in canterModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; willing, clear transition; straightness; consistent tempo5.55.5almost imperceptible if any difference
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19SWorking canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner5.55.5the working canter itself is probably a 7 but the problem is that if you do not go forward to lengthening then you don't perform a transition .. if there is no transition then this score is LOW
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20CWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.56.5bouncing left and right on the stirrups / needs core balance to have horse balance in transition
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21M-X-K

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Lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo77horse shows some real talent here; rider leaning well to left ( see left shoulder) puts horse on 4 hand and poll drops
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22A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; 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 regularity77
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters7214has talent need improved leg position for more correct leg contact for impulsion and bending
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3SubmissionWilling cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements6.5213ease of movements and throughness
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits66slight chair seat, needs core use and independent arms
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test6.56.5Needs thigh down and back and lower leg in more correct contact, arms to be more independent and clo9ser together for this talented horse to come through
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I think this is a well suited team... this horse is talented and calm for a developing rider! this horse has talent and this team is working harmoniously-- now work on ACCURACY.. Lost a lot of points there today. next focus on noticeable lengthenings and transitions. YOu can do it!
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SUBTOTAL:230
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SCORE:63.889%
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Ida Norris BDS 11/2020
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