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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).RIDER #6251
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NAME:Mei-Yao MacKinnon
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 64.375%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.6.56.5really straight until you had to use the bit. be sure horses teeth are ok. then think about if you can get to the walk with just your thighs/seat or just by barely squeezing the hand or turning the bit rather than pulling. .. horse is clearly resisting the aid you are using
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5horse pushing against riders hand and bit
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66losing impulsion. rider needs to focus on keeping weight and balance on BOTH stirrups.. the weight was going back and forth.. horse falters.
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.6.56.5hands can be closer together and nearer the saddle pad , with some bend in the elbow for softer transition
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.6.56.5needs stretch down with poll below withers and steps to be longer ( showing overtrack)
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.77
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5some resistance to turning and circling
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.6.56.5resists turning on the right rein // may need to be softer or more subtle with right rein.. and or check ponies teeth
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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.6.56.5
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212resisted the bit at times especially on the right side more than the left.. could ba dominant hand problem or the ponies mouth...
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66need to get lower leg down and back and hands lower , closer together and closer to the saddle pad
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5harmony and connection
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5accuracy
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neat horse and well suited team! needs to be able to accept the contact/bit /hand more. review aids to get into down transitions with minimum of hand and be sure hand is elastic/ try flexing the bit rather than pulling on it. this is a lovely horse so I would do what I could to maintain the horses training without a rider on it ie ask your riding instructor/training if this horse can be trained to lunge in side reins to augment round connection. this must be trained and supervised by a professional but is as good investment for this developing rider and such a good horse. your instructor amy want to use some other cross training.. consider exploring those methods. best wishes!
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POINTS:103
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:103
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SCORE:64.375%
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