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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 #7648-1Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikoh0inxFWw
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NAME:Emily Hart
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.000%
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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.66drifting right into nicely balanced halt, continues to drift right after halt, should be quicker out of halt
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5shows bend but needs better balance
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77active and supple, good use of inside leg to create bend even though horse misinterprets it to canter
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.66fluid transition but very low in poll and tight in shoulders in 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.66relaxed but needs to stretch more honestly out and forward with longer strides
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77elastic picking up reins, needs poll to be higher
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.77willing and bending through corners
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66steady tempo and frame but flexed to outside and falling on inside shoulder
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.66drifts right on CL, a little braced 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.77
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse77
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5
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Handsome horse with nice energy. Work on right bend on circle and keeping horse up off of right shoulder on straight lines (CL) to maintain straightness. Be sure horse keeps poll high in medium walk and encourage nose to come more forward with more relaxed back in FW.
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POINTS:104
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:104
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SCORE:65.000%
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