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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 #5464
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NAME:Mary Ballard
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Max Pts:200
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Final Score: 86.250%
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 3
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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.1010what is there to improve upon here?
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M - X - K
Track right, working jog

Change rein, working jog
Balance and bend in the turn and corners; straightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the jog.99rhythmic and relaxed but forward, straight and balanced, slight loss of balance and connection over X
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3ACircle left 20m, working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog.99steady tempo and bend, poll low at times, a little too deep into corners for a circle
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4F - X - HChange rein, working jogStraightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in corners.8.5217slight loss of energy from F to H
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5CCircle right 20m, working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog.8.58.5better shape but not as through over topline at times
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6Between C & MDevelop working walkWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in the corner; regularity and quality of the walk.88fluid transition into active march
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7M - X - K

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Change rein, free walk

Working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; regularity and quality of the walks; balance and bend in corner; willing, smooth transition.8216clear overtrack and stretch with lovely transition back to working walk, shoulders tight in FW- could swing more
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8AHalt 4 seconds, proceed working walkBalance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in the corner.77not quite square but immobile, poll a bit low into halt and out of halt
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9BWorking jogWilling, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in the corners.88nicely forward and through
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10H - X - FChange rein, working jogStraightness on diagonal; balance and bend in the corner, regularity and quality of the jog.9218active, steady, straight, with balance through corners
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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 downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.1010really? again? So not a fluke
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity88needs freedom in shoulder in FW
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.88nicely fwd and swinging through back
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)99elegant rider
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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 tests99accurate, supple ride
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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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Well, this test was even better than your first one! Just a pleasure to see such a nicely flowing pair. The only "criticism" I have is that I would like to see her swing more through her shoulders in the FW and the working walk could have more consistent march with the poll as the highest point. I want to see this mare lope! Mary, your position is beautiful- you sit so straight and have such a quiet hand. Congratulations and thank you for allowing me to enjoy these tests.
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POINTS:172.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:172.5
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SCORE:86.250%
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