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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 #5431
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NAME:Mary Ballard
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Max Pts:210
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Final Score: 76.429%
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 4
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working jog

Halt through the working walk, salute Develop working jog through the walk
Straightness; regularity and quality of the jog and walk; balance in transitions; square straight halt; immobility; willingness.99very straight centerline, balanced and immobile halt, responsive move off
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H - K
Track left, working jog

One loop 5m off the track
Balance and bend in turn and corners; balance and correct bend on loop; regularity and quality of the jog.7.5215steady tempo and fair bend, not always relaxed through topline
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3ACircle left 20m, working jog, proceed working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in the corner.7.57.5steady tempo, occasional tension in neck, inconsistent in honest bend- at times pushing through outside shoulder
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4B

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Turn left, working jog Working walkBalance and bend in the turn; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.88balanced turn and fluid, active transition
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5E

E - H - C

Before C
Turn right, develop free walk

Free walk

Develop working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; willing, smooth transitions; regularity and quality of the walks; balance and bend in the turn and corner.6212clear transitions but working walk needs march and free walk needs ground cover and swing through back
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M - F
Develop working jog

One loop 5m off the track
Willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the jog; bend in corners; balance and correct bend on loop.7.5215energetic and more consistent in connection, could show more supple bend
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7ACircle right 20m, working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in the corner.77steady and supple but loses some energy and power from HQ
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8E

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Turn right, working jog

Working walk
Balance and bend in the turn; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.7.57.5turn could be better balanced but nicely forward transition in to walk
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9B

B - M - C

Before C
Turn left, develop free walk

Free walk

Develop working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walks; balance and bend in the turn and corner.7214better stretch and swing in free walk this direction
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H - X - F
Develop working jog

Change rein, working jog
Willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness on diagonal; balance and bend in the corners.99transition is nicely through the back, balanced in turns, straight across diagonal
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11A

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Down centerline

Halt through the walk, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog and walk; balance in transitions; square straight halt; immobility.99balanced and 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.77steady and fairly active but additional power from HQ would increase scores even more!
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)7.57.5lovely balanced rider but a bit too much outside rein correcting the shoulders when better planning and use of leg seat aids would have prevented the need for the correction
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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 tests88accurate with smooth transitions
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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 performance9218a joy to judge
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Further Remarks:
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POINTS:160.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:160.5
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SCORE:76.429%
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