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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 #7565-1
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NAME:Melissa Hylkema
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JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.000%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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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)7.57.5Fairly straight.
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2C

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Track right

Circle right 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Needs forward energy. Unsteady in bridle.
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3K-X-MChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.5213Fussy in bridle.
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4Between C & HWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6212Hollows back in depart.
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5ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Tempo varies. Balanced on shoulders.
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6Between E & KWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77
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Before A

A
Circle left 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, calm transitions55Needs more consistent stretch, energy, and connection.
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8F

F-E
Medium walk

Change rein, medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk7214
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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 transitions7.5215Good overstep. Could be more active.
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10CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5Needs forward energy.
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11ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Tempo varies. Unsteady in bridle.
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12F-X-HChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212Losing energy.
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13Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.5213Braced. Needs balance.
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14BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Croup high, braced.
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15Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness77
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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)77Corrected square.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77Canter needs more freedom.
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212Needs forward energy and more consistent tempos.
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213Needs to accept more consistent contact.
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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 transitions6.56.5Aids need to create and maintain energy.
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Attractive Horse! Needs to be more motivated by riders aids to maintain energy and tempo.
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POINTS:188.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:188.5
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SCORE:65.000%
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