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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 #7211-1
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NAME:Elizabeth Larson
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 57.931%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2
no zoom/ horse left the viewfinder many many times
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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)77bulding thru shoulders sl. left/ no zoom
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2C

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Track right

Circle right 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5do not see horse thru corner: only see horse near R. and around circle active; steps a little short
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3K-X-MChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.5213horse 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
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4Between C & HWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness326Depart 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)
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5ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5active but slightly on the 4 hand / slightly unsteady to the bridle
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6Between E & KWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness6.56.5no zoom at all so no definition / poll was low well before A / on 4 hand
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7A





Before A

A
Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the 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 transitions6.56.5no zoom/ no definition
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8F

F-E
Medium walk

Change rein, medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk6212nop zoom/ nbo definition unable to see details could be steadier
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9E-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 transitions428appears 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)
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10CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness55horse did not reappear until just before S so much of this was not shown
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11ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66steps appear short and neck and poll slightly low/ no zoom so unable to see anything really at far end
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12F-X-HChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212horse 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 )
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13Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6212saw depart ( horse leaves view frame after)cannot evaluate balance and bend
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14BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance77looks steaDIER HERE
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15Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness6.56.5poll lowe no zoom/ no details
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16A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)5.55.5oershot centerline see A behind you and never on centerline. halt not immobile 3 seconds
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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.6212
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212unable to evaluate a lot of the bend due to horse not in viewfinder at c end
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66unable to really see details due to no zoom / hands to be more independent and elastic
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions55not able to see much/ no zoom for far end and this end did not show.. so little evaluation or clear vewiing of bend
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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.


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POINTS:168
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SUBTOTAL:168
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SCORE:57.931%
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