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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:Janice Mumford
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RIDER #7888
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NAME:Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt
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Max Pts:350
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Final Score: 61.143%
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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)77fairly straight
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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 tempo66clear effort at start then fades
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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 centerline77balanced
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4L-MLeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow5210flexion and aligment changes
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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 tempo66fades after X
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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 centerline66twisting in contact
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7L-HLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213fragile connection
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8CMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity
and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner
6.5213trans should come more from seat
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9M-V

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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, clear transitions6212unsteady 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 corners77willing
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11PCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66haunches coming in
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12P-MLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.5213clear effort but bit constrained in contact
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13Between M-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners5.55.5lacks clarity
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14H-X-F

X
Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77straight
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15FWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners6.56.5more supple topline
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16VCircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66needs better balance around inside leg
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17V-HLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6212haunches coming in
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18Between H-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter, bend and balance in corners5.55.5lacks clarity
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19MWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness66needs better balance around inside leg
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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 transitions5210unsteady and a bit rushed
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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)6.56.5bit fussy in halt
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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)6.516.5
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)6212develop better straightness
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3SUBMISSION (Willing cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements)6212fragile connection
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)6.516.5
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)616make better use of seat aids
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Horse tends to avoid connection by twisting in the contact. Connection and straightness depend on each other. Much potential with better acceptance of aids.
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POINTS:214
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:214
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SCORE:61.143%
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