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PURPOSE: Tests provide an introduction to the discipline of Western Dressage; the horse performs only at the walk and jog. The rider should demonstrate correct basic position, use of basic aids, and understanding of the figures. The horse should show relaxation; and harmony between horse and rider is important. The horse accepts the aids and influence of the rider. The jog should be a natural gait within the horse's scope and should demonstrate a swinging back.RIDER #5537
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NAME:Ansley Singleton
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Max Pts:200
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Final Score: 70.250%
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WDAA INTRO LEVEL TEST 3
*notes will be typed into a box at the bottom of this test.
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working jog

Halt through the working walk, salute Develop working jog through the walk
Straightness; regularity and quality of the jog and walk; balance in transitions; square straight halt; immobility; willingness.77really straight and on cline until halt when shoulders stepped right , rider corrected
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M - X - K
Track right, working jog

Change rein, working jog
Balance and bend in the turn and corners; straightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the jog.77slight tension by the camera, straight but short steps slight toe drag
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3ACircle left 20m, working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog.66incorrect geometry ( need to review 20 circle shape.. must touch rail between F-P and v-k, working jog needs energy.. steps very short/ toes drag behind
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4F - X - HChange rein, working jogStraightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in corners.7214nicely straight, relaxed and willing but needs improved jog quality
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5CCircle right 20m, working jogBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the jog.77did not touch the ril after c by about a foot better between h-c, show more connection and bend with energy
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6Between C & MDevelop working walkWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in the corner; regularity and quality of the walk.77need to use the corner more and show more bend ( cut the corner)
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7M - X - K

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Change rein, free walk

Working walk
Horse willing to freely stretch the neck forward and down; relaxation; swing through the back; ground cover; regularity and quality of the walks; balance and bend in corner; willing, smooth transition.6212only tracks up ( no overtrack) shows some stretch at start but none after X ( poll to be lower than withers)
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8AHalt 4 seconds, proceed working walkBalance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility; willing, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk; balance and bend in the corner.88steady and quiet, walk fairly active
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9BWorking jogWilling, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the jog; balance and bend in the corners.7.57.5Steady needs improved impulsion/short tacks by a lot
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10H - X - FChange rein, working jogStraightness on diagonal; balance and bend in the corner, regularity and quality of the jog.7.5215needs more engagement to balance more correctly on hocks
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Down centerline

Halt through the walk, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog and walk; balance in downward transition to square, straight halt; immobility.77very slight wandering on cline not quite balanced at halt but you are on the line For WDAA credit ie LITE SHOWS: Please turn your horse around in front of the camera with close up before you dismount and drop your bit.. so we can see all of the track from 360 degrees. many thanks.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5freedom
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6.56.5the walks showed no overtrack; the working jog is very steady tempo which I really appreciated but it short tracks ( ie indicator that back is not supple)
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)7.57.5quiet rider in steady alignment.. be sure to keep weight equal in both stirrups aws you turn and begin more to work more on bending aids and connection
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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 tests7.57.5horse appears very willing.. one or two accuracy mistakes today.. ie corners and circles.
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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 performance7.5215willing horse, steady performance today and has potential.
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What a LOVELY horse and a great team .... obviously well schooled in the basics. keep going.. loads of potential!

Additional remarks: A lovely horse and a good team that is progressing well in the basics. good job hitting the centerline.. now solidify your centerline scores by being sure the horse is straight at the shoulders into the halt. At this level you do not have to have a round connection to the bridle.. just light contact which you HAVE.. however if you get the horse a little rounder it will come over the back ( in too long steps ... especially in working jog) and at this level the scores jump up even more.. 8-10. If the horse comes into connection and covers ground more it will bascule its back .. so the scores for impulsion, rider effect and harmony will ALL go up... working jog is slow enough to be comfortable for a rider but it is not SLOW.. it is the gait to get from one ranch to another..... it must COVER ground . If a horse does not track up it is not supple in the back, ie does not lift its shoulders, and cannot be as supple in the bend. You are doing well now but I feel that if this horse was in a bit rounder connection and was forward in the jog ( meaning ground covering) so he was closer to tracking up that you would more likely achieve scores 7.5 to 8 through the entire test if you continue with attention to accuracy. The free walk is rewarded if we can see some overtrack and the poll to stretch below the withers throughout the line.. with a soft rein. It is important to practise this and to practise being able to "steer" the horse with your legs/ seat so as not to lose points wandering off the requested line :):) You are an elegant team that is doing well now.. but I am ambitious for you!!!! I think you can do a lot more... :):) Keep going and good luck!
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POINTS:140.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:140.5
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SCORE:70.250%
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