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PURPOSE: Tests provide an introduction to the discipline of Western Dressage; the horse performs only at the walk and jog. The rider should demonstrate correct basic position, use of basic aids, and understanding of the figures. The horse should show relaxation; and harmony between horse and rider is important. The horse accepts the aids and influence of the rider. The jog should be a natural gait within the horse's scope and should demonstrate a swinging back.RIDER #6017
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NAME:Katey Douglas
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Max Pts:180
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Final Score: 61.667%
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 2
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Enter working walk

Halt, salute
Proceed working walk
Straightness, regularity and quality of the walk; balance in the downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.6.56.5head and neck to the right, horse falling left on centerline, alot of steering with the reins
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Develop working jog through the working walk

Track left, working jog
Willing, smooth transition; balance and bend in the turn and corner; regularity and quality of the jog.77steady but very low in the shoulders ( ie on the 4 hand)
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3ECircle left 20m, working jog
In the last quarter of the circle develop working walk
Balance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.6.5213ERROR this a ten meter circle.. 20 meters is E to B to E the width of the arena needs energy / and ground cover
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Proceed straight ahead, working walk

Halt 4 seconds, proceed working walk
Straightness; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in the corner; balance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willingness.66needs energy and bal into the down transition, halt to be more balanced , be sure to halt for 4 seconds. horse nearly stopped near K , front feet of horse or girth arena to be at the later this was too early a halt
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5F - X - H

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Change rein, free walk

Working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in corner; willing, smooth transition.6.5213needs to look energetic and enthusiastic.. like headed for home energy. with overtrack if you can get it.
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6CHalt 4 seconds, proceed working walkBalance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.6.56.5needs to be square and hold halt one second longer. immobility you and the horse
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7Between C & MDevelop working jogWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog.66a lot of leg bouncing to get him going, leg needs to be down and back on the sweet spot.. the muscles BEHIND the girth 3-5 inches are the muscles that stimulate the hind quarters.. muscles near the girth when activated actually TIGHTEN the shoulders which slow horses down .. thigh and leg to be more under rider to avoid chair seat and get leg in proper position for correct "driving aids.. ie aids to ask for forwardness"
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8BCircle right 20m, working jog, proceed straight ahead, working jogBalance and bend on the circle and in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness.6.5213Error - this is a 10 meter circle going only to center line , needs energy and activity
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Down centerline

Working walk

Halt, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk; balance in downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.77rope walks in front horse could be straighter
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6.56.5needs a lot more energy
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)66needs hands closer together and in front of the saddle, place around the swell of the saddle and get near the saddle pad to facilitate more correct steering and bending rein aids.. hands to farback and too high are difficult to have subtle aids, work to get thigh down and back and lower leg under seat. be sure weight is even in both stirrups through turns and circles.. no leaning to turn
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4Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsEvidenced by the horse's responsiveness; steady elastic connection cultivating athletic expression. Accuracy - precise placement of the figures and transitions, the effectiveness of the rider's aids determines the accurate fulfillment of the required movements of the tests66accuracy today ( errors and needs energy at both gaits) with improved steering
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5HarmonyThe horse accepts the aids and influence of the rider with attention, relaxation and confidence; and demonstrates a willing partnership between horse and rider resulting in a free flowing performance7214nicely harmonious and kindly but needs energy for a free flowing performance, shoulders low throughout today's performance
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work a lot more transitions expecting the horse to come forward from the correct leg aids, press both legs gently for a count of one thousand and by onethousnd 2 he should be moving.... little kicking aids will be difficult later in the jog as you will need standardized and correct aids in asble to accomplish the exercises coming like leg yield, shoulder- in etc. more transitions frequently with attention to horse being truly active in all gaits and covering ground will improve training and scores. Best wishes.
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POINTS:117
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ERRORS:6
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SUBTOTAL:111
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SCORE:61.667%
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