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PURPOSE: Level 1 tests confirm that the horse is building on the elements from lower levels and is developing more engagement to show sufficient impulsion as the lengthened jog and lope are performed. The horse demonstrates a more consistent light contact with the bit. These tests introduce some collection, lateral and longitudinal balance, suppleness and emphasize harmony and ride-ability.RIDER #5479
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NAME:Lisa Hensley
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Max Pts:270
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Final Score: 63.889%
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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WDAA LEVEL 1 TEST 1
*additional notes will be typed at the end of your test. Thank you!
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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Enter working jog

Halt, salute
Proceed working jog
Straightness; willing, smooth transitions in and out of square, straight halt; immobility; willingness; regularity and quality of the jog.66well to the left of the centerline and haunches left ( off centerline by more than a meter) , not corrected until letter I
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2CTrack left, working jogBalance and bend in the turn and corner; regularity and quality of the jog7.57.5steady tempo slightly inactive behind
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3EHalf circle left 15m, leg yield right quarter line to MBalance and bend on half circle; alignment of horse; fluid with consistent tempo; regularity and quality of the jog.5210falling sideways out of turn.. no straightness developed, severe overbend in neck inhibiting crossing
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4MWorking lope, left leadWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in corner; regularity and quality of the lope.77prompt depart but poll to right throughout / back and topline to be more supple
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5CCircle left 20m, working lopeBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the lope.7.57.5lope nice quality.. circle had 2 corners ( after c and just before c and the horse was poll right at the end of the circle)
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6H - X - F

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Change rein, working lope

Working jog
Straightness on diagonal; balance and bend in corners; regularity and quality of the jog.44unbalanced transition, took left lead and moving sideways after x
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7X-F-A-KWorking jogStraightness on diagonal; balance and bend in corners; regularity and quality of the jog.7.57.5settled to steady tempo and correct bend thru short side
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8KWorking walkWilling, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.88steady
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9V - M

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Free walk

Working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; willing, smooth transitions; regularity and quality of the walks.5210liked the straightness , lost a moment of rhythm over x, shows no overtrack qand poll never below withers
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10C

S - I

I - R
Working jog

Half circle left 10m

Half circle right 10m
Willing, smooth transition; fluid change of bend; balance on centerline; regularity and quality of the jog.77steady but short steps , some difficulty in 2nd half circle developing bend
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11BHalf circle right 15m, leg yield left quarterline to HBalance and bend on half circle; regularity and quality of the jog; alignment of horse; fluid with5210neck way overbent, little crossing, lost parallel ( conflicting aids)
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12HWorking lope, right leadWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in corner; regularity and quality of the lope.6.56.5a little sticky and haunches in
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13CCircle right 20m, working lopeBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the lope.7.57.5too much in the corner after C needs bend on outside aids/ rider balanced on inside stirrup / horse is steady in impulsion .. topline could be a little more supple to the bridle
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14M - X - K

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Change rein, working lope

Working jog
Straightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the lope; willing, smooth transition; balance and bend in the corner; regularity and quality of the jog55shows no preparation and horse appears surprised by the Jog request.. a lot of resistance and imbalance today
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15X-K-A-FWorking jogBalance and bend in the corners; regularity and quality of the jog.88balanced and relaxed
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16F - S

S

H - B
Lengthen stride in jog

Working jog

Continue on the rail, working jog
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride with consistent tempo and balanced transitions; balance and bend in the corners; regularity and quality of jog.7.57.5shows talent.. rider and horse braced on the reins
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17B - X

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Half circle right 10m

Halt, back 4-6 steps,
Proceed working jog
Balance and bend on half circle; regularity and quality of jog; straightness; willing, smooth transitions in and out of square, straight halt and back; willingness.66tends to be poll left down the long side , overshot centerline ( see aA and jump pole behind you), reinback could be straighter.. feet drag some
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18GHalt, saluteStraightness; regularity and quality of the jog; balance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility.77halt not quite balanced . shoulders fell slightly left at halt ... need to turn the horse all the way around for us to view all tack from all sides as well as drop the bit for WDAA .. thank you !
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Leave arena at A in a walk with looped or long reins.
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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.77could be more supple through back and topline, the jog needs fluid steps.. sometimes inactive behind
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)77alignment is elegant, needs to work on correct use of seat for turning and bending aids
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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 tests6.56.5accuracy throughout the test can be improved. at this level the centerline is used more and more.... really need to practice this ,
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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 performance6.5213straightness and test accuracy as well as confidence in down transitions affected this score today.
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attractive team with lots of potential. Work for more harmony and balance in down transitions. Back suppliness and throughness if improved lead to the next level of work.

additional comments: Lovely horse; and rider has an elegant outline . For suggestions.. in the lope/jog transition.. that seems to be an issue for this horse.. I would train my horse to a voice command and use a lot of preparation so that I don't have to use the bit.... the best is if you can begin to get it off your seat, but don't forget your voice.. its allowed. :) many many jog/lope/jog transitions everywhere in the ring will help a horse develop- balance and confidence . Review legyield.. when a horse performs a "10" the horse is parallel to the long side and only has the SLIGHTEST lateral poll flexion (n no neck bend) .. Sooo you need to keep the neck and shoulders straight... lower hands and short/elastic reins are needed for this moment. It is absolutely essential for this that the rider has equal weight in both stirrups and both seat bones. Review how to influence your horse's shoulders from your seat. Especially traveling on the left hand this horse was poll to the right.. through the short sides the poll was often out.. . Try to use the seat and weight in outside seatbone and outside stirrup to "ride" out. It can be a problem trying to use the outside rein to "steer out into the corner'. Improper hand and wrist position forces the poll out... ( a lot more difficult to place the poll correctly laterally with a shank bit.. the snaffle( because it can be turned one side at a time) was invented during then renaissance particularly for lateral poll flexion /bend movements.. in traditional dressage at FEI the double bridle is still there as the snaffle is used for all the lasteral work- lateral poll flexion and the curb for the high collection ( direct flexion to poll) . As you go up the levels in WD the centerline is used over and over.... to have higher scores a rider needs to get no less than a 7 on every centerline and 8 and above itf possible -- additionally you must be better at the centerline as more and more of the movements are placed on the centerline and now there are not only the individual marks that you are counted down when you miss it but , at the end of the ride.. rider effect ( accuracy) and harmony ( free flowing program ie submission... can be affected.... ) Lots of marks now relating to accuracy. Since riders riders and horses have been performing centerlines since Intro-- missing the centerline by level 1 and up becomes something rather serious.. judges do not consider it "new" and mark it increasingly harshly. You have a lovely start w3ith this horse.. harmony and balance in the lope/jog transitions and increasing accuracy coupled with more correct bend and back suppleness will jump your scores even higher. good Luck!
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POINTS:172.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:172.5
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SCORE:63.889%
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