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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).RIDER #6925
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NAME:Madilynn Schooley
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 67.000%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.66a few issues here- although the test says to halt through the walk, that means a couple of steps not as many as you did. the halt must be held for a full 3 seconds and you must put both reins in one hand and salute- failure to salute can earn an error. the horse moved out of the halt nicely but rider is leaning to the right and falling left as she prepares for the turn at C- try to stay nicely upright and balanced to help the hiorse
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.77supple bend through turn, nicely active, frame is sufficient for the level but a more relxed neck and topline would earn a higher score
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5circle shape needs to be rounder- learn how close to the letters you need to be to ride a circle rather than an oval. there is some loss of bend and rider is looking down over the horse's inside shoulder causing the horse's balance to fall ther- try to look between the horse's ears and ahead to the next point on the circle for better balance and bend
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.77horse and rider are both leaning to the inside. try to sty balanced over the horse with head and eye up and forward to help horse more
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.77willing but needs half halts to better prepare for the down transition so that horse stays more through the back and transition is more fluid
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.77nice energy and bend, could go a little bit deeper into corners but not too deep! try to separate hands a bit and relax elbows to allow horse to better relax through his top.line and reach more forward to the hand
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5active and balanced but needs more supple bend and better shape- this is more oval than round circle
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.77horse and rider are both leaning over the inside shoulder
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.77better prepared and on the aids
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77lovely transition and first few strides were marching then rider allowed horse to slow. be careful to keep thumbs up so that wrist and arm remain soft for horse to better connect
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
77covers ground and relaxed with stretch. try to relax your hips and allow them to swing with your horse's hips for even more relaxation. keep focussed in front of you and not over the inside shoulder. Rider is badly collapsed to the inside while shortening reins and horse is falling in as a reult- a straight position would keep the horse straight without the need to kick to create straightness
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.7.57.5nicely forward and on aids, straight. a rounder, more relaxed frame would give this an 8 or above
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.5.55.5rider failed to salute and halt was not maintained for long enough. Too many walk steps into the halt. overshot the CL but then straight.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.77
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213would like horse to be softer over the topline reaching down and out for rider's hand rather than being slightly braced and tight in front of saddle
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5rider leans to inside falling to outside
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66circles tend to be more oval than circle when placed at E and B
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Very nice pair and I want to give much higher scores!! You lost a lot of points in both cetnerlines by failing to salute the judge, not holding the halt for a full 3 seconds, and walking so many steps into the halt. ALL of this are super easy to fix and the scores will go up from 5.5 to 7 or above! Just that will increase your score to 68.5%. A few other little adjustments and this is easily over a 70%. The more balanced you stay on your horse, the better balanced your horse will be. You have pretty could posture sitting well front to back but the leaning is causing some balance issues for your horse and will cause more as you move up the levels. Imagine you have a popsicle stick in the waistband of your breeches that pokes you so that you stay up tall on both sides- you can rotate your shoulders and hips without collapsing and you can look left, right, or center without looking down. Relax your hands and arms sot that the horse has a little softer place to connect so that you create a more relaxed frame. Super pair with lots of potential. GOOD LUCK!!
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POINTS:134
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:134
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SCORE:67.000%
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