|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 #||8045|
USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2
|Enter working trot |
Proceed working trot
|Regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)||6.5||6.5||lacks video detail: no zoom fell right t after halt|
|Track right |
Circle right 20m
|Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||6.5||6.5||short steps; tight in connection ; lacks video detail|
|3||K-X-M||Change rein||Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner||6.5||2||13||no zoom;no detail : balance changes some and connection to be steadier|
|4||Between C & H||Working canter left lead||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness||6||2||12||hands wide and unsteady, horse slow to depart to the aiods|
|5||E||Circle left 20m||Regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||6.5||6.5||no zoom: no video detail: seems to be sl. on 4 hand on closer end of circle|
|6||Between E & K||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness||6||6||no dewtails avaiable|
|Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact |
Shorten the reins
|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 transitions||6||6||curling, needs more elastic stetch and steps|
Change rein, medium walk
|Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk||6||2||12||no zoom: no video detail: and horse in shadows at trans , could be softere/steadier in connection in Med walk and longer steps|
|Change rein, free 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 transitions||6||2||12||only tracks up and little stretch|
|10||C||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness||6||6||unsteady to hand at depart , needs to step directly into more acxtive trot|
|11||E||Circle left 20m||Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||6||6||no video detail|
|12||F-X-H||Change rein||Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner||6.5||2||13||little video detail, horse appears steady in connection, could track up a bit more|
|13||Between C & M||Working canter right lead||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness||3||2||6||wrong lead not attempeted to correct|
|14||B||Circle right 20m||Regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||4||4||wrong lead until last 1/4 of circle|
|15||Between B & F||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness||6||6||no zoom, trans appears to needs balance|
|Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)||6||6||no zoom. saw a nod, unable to tell which hand came off the rein|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6||2||12||unclear today with situation, at times did not seem to trak up at trot|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12||blance and bend unclear due to video lack of detail|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||riders hand not in stright lin alignment ( bit to elbow) , needs more secure seat with legs down and back fro clearer aids|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6||often unclear today due to lack of video detail and clarity|
|Thank you for the lovely show turn out. video detail and some judicious zooming will help us evbaluate you correctly. I am unable to give anything more than a (6) that I cannot see clearly.|
1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on a mounting block ( this is the same heigh as the judge viewing stand)
me height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth peception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
3. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the view finder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20x40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
4. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.