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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 #5540
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NAME:Kara Hertz
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 55.938%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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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.55slightly crooked and distracted in halt.  Very fussy X - C
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.5.55.5very hollow and tight
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66unsteady to bridle, needs more bend in body
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.6.56.5willing but tight
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66good activity but needs to show more stretch
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.5.55.5against hand
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.55neck and poll braced
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.5.55.5very tense
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.55overshot C line, stepping sideways into halt
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity66tense through shoulders
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.5.55.5active but needs more suppleness and bend
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.5210above bit much of the time
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66well aligned but arms are tight
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66develop more bending aids
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66prepare earlier for movements and transitions
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Capable pair but very tense today.  Work on relaxation and stretching to bit.  Needs acceptance of the bridle and softer connection.
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POINTS:89.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:89.5
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SCORE:55.938%
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