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PURPOSE: To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, is supple and moves freely forward in a clear rhythm with a steady tempo, accepting contact with the bit. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated. Halts may be through the walk.RIDER #7565
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NAME:Melissa Hylkema
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JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 61.552%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 3
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5Not straight.
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2C

H-X-F
Track left

Change rein
Regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in turns66Tense at C. Needs forward energy.
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3A-C
Serpentine 3 equal loops width of the arena
Regularity and quality of trot; supple changes of bend on centerline; geometry; balance5.5211Off bit. Not forward.
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4Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5Prompt but hollow through back.
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5BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Above bit. Strides short.
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6AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner5210Braced. Very early.
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7Before K

K-E
Medium walk

Medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk7214
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8E-M

M
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, calm transitions; bend and balance in corner 7214Clear rhythm. Needs to more marching quality.
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9CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness66Not forward.
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10C-A
Serpentine 3 equal loops width of the arena
Regularity and quality of trot; supple changes of bend on centerline; geometry; balance5.5211Needs energy.
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11Between A-FWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness55Above bit. Not prompt.
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12BCircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Croup high. Needs jump.
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13CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.5213Not forward.
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14E




Before E

E
Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing 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, calm transitions6212Stretches well, but, needs energy.
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15A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)7.57.5
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity7.57.5
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212Not forward enough most movements.
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212Avoids contact.
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5Needs to be more centered in saddle.
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66Aids need to create energy and connection.
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Capable of higher scores when rider send the horse more forward and horse accepts contact.
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POINTS:178.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:178.5
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SCORE:61.552%
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