|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 #||7211-1|
USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2
no zoom/ horse left the viewfinder many many times
|Enter working trot |
Proceed working trot
|Regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)||7||7||bulding thru shoulders sl. left/ no zoom|
|Track right |
Circle right 20m
|Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||6.5||6.5||do not see horse thru corner: only see horse near R. and around circle active; steps a little short|
|3||K-X-M||Change rein||Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner||6.5||2||13||horse disappears near R and reappears near C / appears steady on diagonal // by not showing corners some of the main point of the exercise is missing|
|4||Between C & H||Working canter left lead||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness||3||2||6||Depart not on camera / canter shown from s to E is not the essence of the moment so you get 3 points for this small amount shown ( basically 0 for no canter depart shown and what I could see of the canter a 6 so averaged 3)|
|5||E||Circle left 20m||Regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||6.5||6.5||active but slightly on the 4 hand / slightly unsteady to the bridle|
|6||Between E & K||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness||6.5||6.5||no zoom at all so no definition / poll was low well before A / on 4 hand|
|Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact |
Shorten the reins
|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 transitions||6.5||6.5||no zoom/ no definition|
Change rein, medium walk
|Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk||6||2||12||nop zoom/ nbo definition unable to see details could be steadier|
|Change rein, free 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||4||2||8||appears to only track up, reins loose losing connection to the stretch normally a 6 / unable to see the transition back up into the reins & the corner does not show and can't see anything until about C so score goes down for what is not shown which is some of the most difficult part 9 taking up the reins)|
|10||C||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness||5||5||horse did not reappear until just before S so much of this was not shown|
|11||E||Circle left 20m||Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||6||6||steps appear short and neck and poll slightly low/ no zoom so unable to see anything really at far end|
|12||F-X-H||Change rein||Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner||6||2||12||horse leaves view frame well before H so loses points as I can see the corner which is part of this movement . could be steaier to bridle and needs longer steps ( impulsion/swing through back )|
|13||Between C & M||Working canter right lead||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness||6||2||12||saw depart ( horse leaves view frame after)cannot evaluate balance and bend|
|14||B||Circle right 20m||Regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance||7||7||looks steaDIER HERE|
|15||Between B & F||Working trot||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness||6.5||6.5||poll lowe no zoom/ no details|
|Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)||5.5||5.5||oershot centerline see A behind you and never on centerline. halt not immobile 3 seconds|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6||2||12|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12||unable to evaluate a lot of the bend due to horse not in viewfinder at c end|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||unable to really see details due to no zoom / hands to be more independent and elastic|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||5||5||not able to see much/ no zoom for far end and this end did not show.. so little evaluation or clear vewiing of bend|
|this team seems to have a good steady start. Pleaser review camera directions. Many organizers eliminate you for leaving the frame at any time during a ride.
Directions for the camera person:
1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on the lower step of a mounting block ( this is the same height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
3. Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth perception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
4. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the view finder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20x40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
5. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.