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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 maintains a more consistent contact with the bit.
All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.
READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read
JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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RIDER #5704
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NAME:Alexa Holsten
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Max Pts:350
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Final Score: 67.143%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5Corrected straight. Wak steps in move off.
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2C

M-V

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Track right

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 tempo7.57.5
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3K-D

D-L
Half circle left 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline77Slightly overshot centerline.
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4L-MLeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213Hurried. Balanced on shoulders.
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5H-P


P
Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo77Haunches trail slightly.
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6F-D

D-L
Half circle right 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline77
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7L-HLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213Keep horse's head straighter in front of body.
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8CMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity
and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner
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9M-V

V
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, clear transitions6.5213Needs to allow more stretch.
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10K

A
Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corners77
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11PCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance7.57.5
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12P-MLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.5213Strides need to cover more ground.
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13Between M-CDevelop working canter6.56.5Show more difference.
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14H-X-F

X
Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness7.57.5
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15FWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners77
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16VCircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance55Very large. Almost 20 M.
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17V-HLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo7214
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18Between H-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter, bend and balance in corners77
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19MWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness7.57.5
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20B




Before B

B
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 transitions6212Not balanced. Needs more consistent stretch.
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21A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)55Not immobile.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GAITS (Freedom and regularity)7.517.5
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)7214Needs to be more supple to right.
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3SUBMISSION (Willing cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements)6.5213Needs to develop downward stretch. Not always straight to aids.
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)717Seat could be more secure to help horse's balance.
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)6.516.5Some accuracy issues. Aids need to create more suppleness and bending.
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Talented horse! Needs to be more balanced, especially in canter. Work to supple more equally left and right. Develop more downward stretch over topline to improve scores in free walk and stretch circles.
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POINTS:235
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:235
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SCORE:67.143%
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