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PURPOSE: Level 2 tests confirm that the horse, having achieved the impulsion required in Level 1, now accepts more weight on the hindquarters (collection); moves with an uphill tendency especially in the lengthened paces; and is reliably and lightly on the bit. A greater degree of straightness, bending, suppleness, balance and self-carriage is required than at Level 1.

The collected jog must be ridden sitting.
RIDER #7440
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NAME:Ida Norris
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JUDGE:Betty Wilkie
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Max Pts:280
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Final Score: 57.143%
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WDAA LEVEL 2 TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter collected jog
Halt, salute,
Proceed collected jog
Straightness; regularity and quality of the jog; willing, smooth transitions in and out of square, straight halt; immobility; willingness.66unable to evaluate the line due to camera placement, horse to be more balanced and in self carriage
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2I -S

S - V
Half circle left 10m
Haunches-in left
Balance and bend on the half circle; angle, bend and balance maintaining tempo in haunches-in; regularity and quality of jog.428this was leg yield: head out/tail in: needs bend and 4 tracks
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3KCollected lope, left leadWilling, smooth transition; balance and bend in corner; regularity and quality of the lope.66prompt but horse uses head and neck to depart rather than taking weight on ho9cks
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4ACircle left 20m, lengthened lopeModerate lengthening of stride and frame with consistent tempo; balance and bend on circle; regularity and quality of the lope66work to make circle rounder shape, rider leaning to turn + horse gets on 4 hand
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5ACircle left 10m collected lopeBalance and bend on the circle; regularity and quality of the lope.66needs outside aids to turn/ horse leaning in I.e. not in self carriage/bend
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6F - X - H

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Change rein, collected lope
Simple change of lead
Balance and bend in corners; straightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the lope and walk; clear, balanced, smooth transition.326straight on the line but some jog in the down.. try to be clearer and smoother / nearly losing lope after .. needs impulsion and then DID break
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7CCircle right 20m, lengthened lope Moderate lengthening of stride and frame with consistent tempo; balance and bend on circle; regularity and quality of the lope.5.55.5conservative and difficult to see a change
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8CCircle right 10m, collected lopeBalance and bend on the circle and in the corner; regularity and quality of the lope5.55.5oval, large and losing the collection
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9M - X - K

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Change rein, collected lope
Simple change of lead
Balance and bend in corners; straightness on diagonal; regularity and quality of the lope and walk; clear, balanced, smooth transition5210way off the line.. not straight on diagonal line and some jog in the down transition
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10FWorking walkWilling, smooth transition; regularity and quality of the walk.5.55.5some jog, rider to look up and avoid leaning in to assist balanced in trans
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11P - S

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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 walks6212walk rhythm to be clearer and horse to stretch more to bridle
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12HHalt 3 seconds, rein back 6 steps,
proceed collected jog
Willing, smooth transition to square, straight halt and back; immobility; willingness.6.56.5straight, feet drag slightly in the reinback
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13CTurn right down centerline, collected jog BBalance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog.77
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14L - V

V - S
Half circle right 10m, collected jog
Haunches-in right
Balance and bend on the half circle; angle, bend and balance maintaining tempo in haunches-in; regularity and quality of jog5.5211needs more bend and impulsion
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15S - M

M - V

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Continue on the rail, collected jog
Lengthen the stride in jog
Collected jog
Balance and bend in the corners; moderate lengthening of frame and stride with consistent tempo and balanced transitions; regularity and quality of jog66rider collapse over right rib cage and tipping head right.. horse unable to straighten and carry /push evenly from behind
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Down centerline
Halt, salute
Balance and bend in the turn; straightness; regularity and quality of the jog; balance in transition to square, straight halt; immobility88appears straight and square
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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 regularity777
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212need impulsion and eng
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3Rider’s Position, Seat, and HandsWell-balanced elastic seat demonstrating vertical, centered alignment, with light independent contact from hand(s)66tactful rider but collapsing over right rib cage, leaning to turn and head tilting in turns ( needs weight to be correctly even though both stirrups and both seat bones.. even and straight through core for horse to show collection, bend and straightness athis level)
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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 tests66see above
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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 performance7214willing horse and appears kindly, needs to be more engaged with weight over hocks and show correct bending and more collection for this level
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what a beautiful horse!!! work to be more balanced :horse and rider. then focus on impulsion/engagement ( horse to take weight on hocks),. Rider must be centered for the correct bending and lateral aids.
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POINTS:160
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:160
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SCORE:57.143%
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Suggestions for the camera person:
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1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on the lower step of a mounting block ( this is the same height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
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2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
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Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth perception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
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3. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the viewfinder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20 x 40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
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4. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.
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