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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 #7346
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NAME:Belvia Smith
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 57.759%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 3
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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)7.57.5was on the centerline, at A halt looked square // can now see cone at c and camera is not directly behind it so hard to tell if riders are truly on the tline.
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2C

H-X-F
Track left

Change rein
Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in turns5.55.5good on the geometry, horse and rider to be more elastic rounder in connection
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3A-C
Serpentine 3 equal loops width of the arena
Regularity and quality of trot; supple changes of bend on centerline; geometry; balance5.5211slightly abrupt turning( hand steering), horse loses 'flow and connection
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4Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness5.55.5got onto 4 hand and rushed depart
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5BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66balance slightly better here / needs outside aids to turn
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6AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner6212need softer/elastic half halts for the transition
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K-E
Medium walk

Medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk5.5211horse and rider breaking/ horses steps stiffen into the walk
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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 transitions; bend and balance in corner 5.5211horse snatching reins needs clearer walk rhythm
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9CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness66needs more impulsion and rounder connection ( arms to be elastic)n
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10C-A
Serpentine 3 equal loops width of the arena
Regularity and quality of trot; supple changes of bend on centerline; geometry; balance5210needs impulsion, work for soft elastic connection / horse above the bit
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11Between A-FWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness5.55.5posted into depart ( needs to sit to prepare) horse got above the bit
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12BCircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance5.55.5rushed onto 4 hand/ circle not quite 20m / neds bala and bend
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13CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness5.5211used a lot of hand for the transition. prepare sooner
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Before E

E
Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing 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 transitions6212showed some.. work for more
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15A

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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)6.56.5late preparing tune.. missed the centerline see road cone behind you / HOLD the halt a minimum of 3 seconds. hold still after you salute for at least 1 second
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5freedom
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212back a bit tight today esp inccanter
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.5.5211
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66need more elastic hands and arms
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66
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what a beautiful appaloosa!! keep working on elastic hands and independent arms from your body/seat. prepare all transitions earlier.. sit down before canter departs.
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POINTS:167.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:167.5
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SCORE:57.759%
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