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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.JUDGECharlotte Trentelman
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RIDER #6109-1
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NAME:Lisa Hensley
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Max Pts:180
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Final Score: 68.333%
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter working walk

Halt, salute
Proceed working walk
Straightness, regularity and quality of the walk; balance in the downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.7.57.5Straight entry. Halt could be straigher.
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2Between X & G

C
Develop working jog through the working walk

Track left, working jog
Willing, smooth transition; balance and bend in the turn and corner; regularity and quality of the jog.7.57.5Could be straighter in transition.
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3ECircle left 20m, working jog
In the last quarter of the circle develop working walk
Balance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.6.5213Not quite to B. Transition should be more forward.
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4E

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Proceed straight ahead, working walk

Halt 4 seconds, proceed working walk
Straightness; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in the corner; balance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willingness.88Good Halt. Walk could be more active.
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5F - X - H

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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 walk; balance and bend in corner; willing, smooth transition.6.5213Active, but, must develop more downward stretch.
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6CHalt 4 seconds, proceed working walk77Square halt. Move off needs to be straigher.
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7Between C & MDevelop working jogWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog.55Not straight, not forward.
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8BCircle right 20m, working jog, proceed straight ahead, working jogBalance and bend on the circle and in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog; straightness.6.5213Fairly accurate. Needs better bend.
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X

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Down centerline

Working walk

Halt, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk; balance in downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.6.56.5Halt not quite straight. Needs bette balance.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77Walk could show more freedom.
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.77Jog tempo not always steady on circles.
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)88
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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 tests7.57.5Minor issues in accuracy. Aids needs to keep horse straigher through neck.
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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 performance6.5213Not always forward and/or straight to aids.
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POINTS:123
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:123
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SCORE:68.333%
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EXTRA FEEDBACK

Overall Impression: Horse shows good potential for advancing in Western Dressage. Rider projects confidence.

High Points: Fairly steady rhythm. Horse relaxes and accepts aids.

Low Points: Some transitions could be more forward.

Focus: Horse needs to develop more strength over topline to help support more suppleness, especially to right.
Halts could be more sustained. Although the test doesn't require a prolonged halt. Try to keep it at least 3 seconds. Horse seems to be able to sustain balanced halt, so, show it off!

Exercises: 1) Transitions: Anytime you make a transition, be sure to use both legs and send the horse's neck down through straighter reins. Transitions at this level should be more gradual and a straighter transition results in a straighter halt. I would first practice them on the rail and then, on quarter lines. I would avoid transition on a curved line for a while as your horse tends to overbend its neck to the right.

2) Halts: Ask horse to halt and maintain for longer periods of time. Praise a lot. This is a bit boring, but, it will pay off in the long run.

3) Bending on Circles: Try a two or three loop serpentine width of the arena (two loops for 20 X 40 ring, three loops for 20 X 60). When passing over the centerline (and changing bend) straighten the horse's neck and use your new inside leg (like a small drum stick--"bump-bump"). The neck shouldn't position more than the body--you don't need a lot of bend for a 20 meter circle. But, you do need to have a correct bend. Overbending the neck through the reins isn't really correct. Neither is looking to the outside.
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