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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 #7633-1
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NAME:Sarah Smith
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 60.769%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 1
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)66fairly straight in body but unsettled in connection
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Track left

Circle left 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6212steady tempo but unsteady in connection, circle poorly placed
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3ACircle left 20m developing left lead canter in first quarter of circleWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66willing into canter but tight in back
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4A-F-BWorking canterRegularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner; straightness5.55.5against hand through turn, overbent left
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5Between B & MWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212obedient but lacks balance from HQ
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6CMedium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner6212transition late, poll low in walk
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7E-F

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Change rein, 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, calm transitions6212stretches but curlsa bit, lacks overtrack, tight in shoulders
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8AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness66hollow but obedient
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9ECircle right 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.5213better energy and connection and frame here
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10CCircle right 20m developing right lead canter in first quarter of circleWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66obedient but lacking balance- leaning on rider's inside leg
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11C-M-BWorking canterRegularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner; straightness66HQ swing, back tight
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12Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212falls out of canter
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13A

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Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)66overshot CL but then straight. unbalanced 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 regularity6.56.5
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212tight in back and reluctant to push from HQ
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212fussy in connection
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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 transitions66issues with down transitions
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Attractive pair with potential for higher scores once horse is more relaxed and swinging through her back with increased reach through shoulders. Strides tend to be short and tight both in the shoulders and from the HQ. Work to help horse unlock the tension for longer strides and expression.
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POINTS:158
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:158
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SCORE:60.769%
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