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PURPOSE: To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, and in addition to the requirements of Training Level, has developed the thrust to achieve improved balance and throughness and maintains a more consistent contact with the bit.
All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.
READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read
JUDGEIda Norris
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RIDER #5309-3
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NAME:Lauren Hammond
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Max Pts:350
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Final Score: 69.857%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)66nicely straight but severe head flips after halt/ fell to right off cline at g before turning
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2C

M-V

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Track right

Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Bend and balance in turns; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo77nice effort rider almost entirely on left stirrup/ collapse in rib cage over left side
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3K-D

D-L
Half circle left 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline77
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4L-MLeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213obedient and mostly parallel but little crossing
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5H-P


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Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo6.56.5would love to see the horse shoulders come UP as it goes along// you did lengthen frame but shoulders and trunk went down..../ horse against hand at p to F
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6F-D

D-L
Half circle right 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline7.57.5
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7L-HLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213needs more left leg to balance and work for more supple crossing.. rider to sit in direction of movement
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8CMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity
and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner
8216active trans to clear walk
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9M-V

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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, clear transitions7.5215good prep to stretch
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10K

A
Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corners66reins should come up soon // horse against bit at both transitions and leans in A to K/
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11PCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance88good
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12P-MLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo7.5215shows effort and relatively straight
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13Between M-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners6.56.5rider leaning left....!!! at P and through short side.. needs outside aids
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14H-X-F

X
Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness6.56.5slightly out of balance and against bit in canter from lack of bend through short side
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15FWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners77prompt needs bend/bal in short side on outside aids
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16VCircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5horse not quite as round or balanced to bridle in this direction
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17V-HLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo7214steady.. wishing for zoom.. for your camera :):) and landscape position so we can see this better:):)
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18Between H-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter, bend and balance in corners6.56.5riders lacks weight in left seatbone and stirrup through short side and at h ... needed to develop more bend and bal through short side and turns ERROR trot is at M not C
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19MWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness77
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Before B

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Circle right 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, clear transitions6.5213some stretch shown but horse needs to bascule back and keep shoulders more up while stretching
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21A

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Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)99straight
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GAITS (Freedom and regularity)7.517.5
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)7214shows energy
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3SUBMISSION (Willing cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements)6.5213at times needs increased balance and bend on outside aids through short sides, not as supple to the bridle going left
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)717
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)717use outside aids through short side and improve your lateral supporting /diagonal aids in leg yields / really appreciate you triangulated forearm position ( lovely and correct !!!)
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Well organized test from a pair that is progressing nicely. work for more outside aids in turns that will support developing collection for coming levels. Please use camera orientation landscape and a lot more zoom feature to show off this pair.
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POINTS:244.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:244.5
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SCORE:69.857%
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