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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 #8647
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NAME:Margaret Shaw
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 60.345%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5straight into halt and prompt out of halt. then horse drifts left approaching C, keep horse straight- don't anticipate the turn at C too early
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2C

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Track right

Circle right 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66steady tempo and bend but this is an oval not a round circle, loses trot after completing circle and walks- you lost .5 but riding an inaccurate figure- easy fix!
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3K-X-MChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212nicely balanced turns but tempo varies and back is tight. consider changing your posting diagonal when you are almost at M as you can see that your change causes a disruption in the line- it loses the straightness and the tempo- again- an easy fix
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4Between C & HWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.5213willing but bulging inside shoulder- work on straightness and suppleness to help increase score- hyorse is still dropped in back and needs thruness
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5ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66unbalanced and circle not round shaped. rider is collapsing to the inside and lower leg is swinging which does not help horse with balance
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6Between E & KWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness66obedient but hollow- downward transitions require a lot of leg but I think you are mostly using rein aids which cause your horse to drop the back and lift the head and do the downward front to back
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Before A

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Circle left 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, calm transitions5.55.5horse stretches out but not down. do not allow the tempo to slow or the circle to fall in. you must maintain the correct bend. the purpose of this movement is to show that your horse is honestly on your aids and that when you give the rein longer, the horse reaches forward. I am not seeing honesty on the aids here
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8F

F-E
Medium walk

Change rein, medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk5.5211very disorganized into the walk- if rider is unclear where she wants to walk, the horse is not able to understand and perform correctly- use clear aids where and when you want your transition- keep elbows on your side and arms more quiet
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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 transitions6212covers ground but never truly relaxes the back- like the stretchy circle, this movement show if the horse trust you to reach thru the back and arch the back upwards- your seat needs to be soft and following enough to all that
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10CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness6.56.5nicely forward into trot and more thru the back here- relax your shoulders
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11ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5this was the most relaxed thru the back your horse has been! well done- steady tempo and bend- now you relax a little, too!
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12F-X-HChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212steady tempo but hollow, more hollow after rider changes posting diagonal- try to post more from the middle of the saddle and less from the back as this makes it easier for the horse to bring his back up
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13Between C & MWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness5.5211hollow and objecting- your hands came up and caught him in the mouth before you asked for the transition- note that you are behind the movement of the canter which causes your horse to hollow
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14BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66rider very busy with hands, upper body, and lower leg. all of this extraneous movement interferes with horse's ability to canter in balance
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15Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness5.55.5loses canter- not really a transition
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16A

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Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, calm transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5straight. note that horse loses balance into the halt- you need more driving aids into a downward transition and lesws hand so that transition comes from the HQ and not the shoulders/neck
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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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.6.5213
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse5.55.5
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions5.55.5
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Such a kind and willing horse with nice gaits. Scores will increase as the rider becomes more secure in an independent seat and hand so that horse is better able to come thru his back and lift under the rider. Good luck with your journey. Dressage is HARD!
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POINTS:175
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:175
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SCORE:60.345%
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