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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 #7022
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NAME:Emily Souza
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 60.690%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 3
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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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)5.55.5very braced and against rider's hand. many walk steps into and out of halt. immobile halt.
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2C

H-X-F
Track left

Change rein
Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in turns66fairly straight but strides are very short and horse needs to elongate muscles through topline
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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; balance5.5211poor geometry- should be ridden like 3 som 1/2 circles with horse straight as he crosses CL, resists changes of bend, braced against hand and not going forward
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4Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness66overbent to inside and a little hollow but willing
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5BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66shows supple bend, steady tempo, bounding strides but very tight in topline and needs to be allowed to cover more ground with longer frame
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6AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner6212out of frame....seemed to have been obedient
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7Before K

K-E
Medium walk

Medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk6212tense but active
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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 7214relaxed and stretching, needs more overtrack, fairly elastic picking up reins and MW is better here
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9CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness77obed and through
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10C-ASerpentine 3 equal loops width of the arenaRegularity and quality of trot; supple changes of bend on centerline; geometry; balance5.5211needs correct geometry, supple changes of bend, longer more relaxed strides
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11Between A-FWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness66obedient but tense and overbent to left, strides need to cover ground not just go up and down
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12BCircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66shows bend but on shoulders and behind vertical. strides need to be more ground covering-tight back, short neck
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13CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.5213obedient. needs to sit more in transition, better quality trot here
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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 transitions5.5211horse curls behind verticl with nose on chest rathering than stretching out and forward, strides become smaller and back becomes tighter
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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)7.57.5straight and balanced. behind bit in halt
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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.6212lacks suppleness through back and forward, ground covering strides
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.5.5211frequently behind vertical, braces against hand with short neck and tight back, resists changes of bend, incorrect in stretch circle
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5fairly balanced rider
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions5.55.5horse lacks correct connection
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Very attractive horse with potential for higher scores if he is allowed to move more energetically through his back and is ridden more back to front. Horse is braced agaisnt rider's hand and ducks behind the connection becomes low in poll, behind the vertical, and on the forehand.
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POINTS:176
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:176
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SCORE:60.690%
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