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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.JUDGEIda Norris
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RIDER #5161-1
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NAME:Laura McGuire
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Points Possible:
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Final Score:61.538%
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USDF TRAINING LEVEL TEST 1
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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)66square halt , head wagging left right
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Track left

Circle left 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6212needs bend thru corner, good attempt at circle shape, unsteady connection from busy half halts
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3ACircle left 20m developing left lead canter in first quarter of circleWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66against hand at canter depart needs impulsion and jump for improved canter quality, unsteady connection
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4A-F-BWorking canterRegularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner; straightness66canter needs impulsion to improve quality, appears labored
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5Between B & MWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness; bend and balance in corner7214looked rounder to connection and more active here
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6CMedium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner428wide braced hands with locked forearms and wrists contribute to stiffened connection in down transition/unsteady to hand/2 unfortunate jogs
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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, calm transitions6212hands or connection blocking, horse curling behind going into stretch, need more elasticity to encourage grd cover, difficulties taking up the rein
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8AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness77looked steadier here
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9ECircle right 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6212incorrect posting diagonal, horse at times balanced on inside rein, needs steadier consistent impulsion with moreleasticity in arms for correct connection
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10CCircle right 20m developing right lead canter in first quarter of circleWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66wide hands rider balances often in a half seat position, needs steadier connection
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11C-M-BWorking canterRegularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner; straightness66needs bend thru corner, steadier connection , rider softer lower back to help the sitting
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12Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.5213looked more balanced in transition
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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)88fairly straight needs bal into trans. halt square
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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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.6.5213horse quite willing in trot to keep tempo, needs impulsion at canter
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212needs steadier, elastic connection and bending aids
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66would like to see this strong rider soften lower back and sit less "forward", today exhibited a slight chair seat. this rider needs her thigh more vertical and more lower leg back and available for use on the horse, hands closer together and more elastic through elbow/wrists( need bend in elbows)
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66
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I like this horse and rider team! this horse has some talent and a kind eye. work for elastic steadier connection. rider to sit back, keep bend in elbows, avoid leaning to turn.

Highlight of the test was the last centerline. the underlying problem is wagging the head / unsteady half halts that are not effectively going through. rider please sit back, relax lower back, check that stirrups are long enough and get your thigh back and lower leg on and back. Your forearms must be elastic and elbows must have have bend. Avoid leaning in to turn the horse. .. keep your hands closer together. As a trainer I would lunge this lovely horse in side reins 4 days a week ( only ten minutes) before riding. Use the side reins to ask the horse to become round and to build muscle and habit of being round without weight. then focus on actively riding forward with impulsion and addressing your half halts for roundness. the canter in this test needed more forwardness/impulsion.. it was on the forehand and needed energy. I really like this horse and I thin you are a great team... Keep going. I can see this horse piaffing!!
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POINTS:160
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:160
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SCORE:61.538%
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