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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 #7095
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NAME:Sofia Thorn
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 63.276%
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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)6.56.5straight to x then wobbled
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2C

H-X-F
Track left

Change rein
Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in turns6.56.5need energy and longer steps , neck and poll low at times
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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; balance6.5213poll and shoulders low
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4Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5labored and on 4 hand tail
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5BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5needs truing on outside aids and horse balanced on 4 hand / neds to weighton hocks
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6AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner7214
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7Before K

K-E
Medium walk

Medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk7214
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8E-M

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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 6.5213liked the stretch needs overtrack and energy
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9CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5tentative and some steps look irregular
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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; balance6212needs energy and some steps irregular in the turns / poll and neck dropping /low
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11Between A-FWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness66appears reluctant and shoulders are low
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12BCircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66labored
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13CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6212this horse is transitioning into his 4 hand at C rather than taking weight behind
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14E




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 transitions6212horse stretches but hocks and back bend less and steps get shorter ; quality of the gait is supposed to improve
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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)66really straight until shoulders go right at the moment of halt and rider is saluting while horse is moving....
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity66short and some irreg in jog today
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212horse labored in canter today appears unable or unwilling to take weight behind
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212on forehand mostly although this horse is willing to be round to the bridle and I do appreciate that!
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5to be slightly more balanced
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5
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this is a kind and tolerant horse. this team has good basics.. Horse appears unable or unwilling to take much weight behind today. canter needs jump and impulsion and both trot and canter must be more in balance( uphill) . good luck-- pretty horse
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POINTS:183.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:183.5
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SCORE:63.276%
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