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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
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NAME:Laura McGuire
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 61.034%
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USDF TRAINING 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, calm transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5falling right and haunches rigt, to be steadier in connection, fell slightly left before rt turn at c
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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; balance6.56.5some braced tension in topline, fairly steady circle shape/ some irregular steps /impulsion falters
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3K-X-MChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.5213forarm tends to be braced, elbow needs bend, connection needs elasticity, horses topline braced
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4Between C & H
Working canter left lead
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6212lifts neck to depart, braced connection
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5ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance6.56.5not clearly in front of consistent leg aids, needs rounder connection to bridle
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6Between E & KWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77looks rounder and more active here
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Before A

A
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 transitions44solme irregular steps, impulsion and willingness to go forward not always consistent, lunable to see any stretch/change
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8F

F-E
Medium walk

Change rein, medium walk
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk5210needs preparation, work for smnoother balanced trans with preparation/ at time flipping nhead
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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 transitions6212need a smooth trun at E, needs preparationshowed a small stretch to start, no overtrack.. needs to consistent lower head below withers and reach forward to bridle, whil tasking LONGER steps
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10CWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness55flipped head at "c" work to harmoniously take up the reins
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11ECircle left 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66irregular steps behind= unsteady connection / not clearly willing to step confidently forward
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12F-X-HChange reinRegularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner6.5213nicely strainght some topline bracing affects throughness
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13Between C & M
Working canter right lead
Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness6212lifts neck and braces at depart
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14BCircle right 20mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66circle irregular in shape , horse needs more impulsion and more ealstic topline( rounder to bridle to come through back)
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15Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, straightness66lacks bend in turn to c-line, needs bal in trans and more prep
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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)88straight and 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 regularity6.56.5irregular steps marr trot
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212Needs more impulsion esp. in canter
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213willing horse , currently needs rounder topline connection/ some bracing in contact, needs improved bend
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66slight chair seat, at the top of the post( posting) rider is behind her leg rather than over it. thighs and leg need to be back more under rider) Hands to be closer together and arms less braced to be more following/elastic
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66needs improved bend, work for more preparation for transitions and transitions
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Liked the last centerline! This horse and rider make a good team. work for rider balance. At times rider is not centered left/ right in saddle.. ( more weightis in one stirrup than the other) especially in turns. Be sure to get lower leg and thigh back and keep both seatbones and weight in stirrups even.

Highlight of this test was the last centerline. there appears to be some irregular steps behind showing especially in the trot. check horse for comfort. anytime there are irregular steps a horse is generally unwilling to step forward confidently and topline bracing will occur. continue to work on rider equitation with focus on triangulating your forearms and hands closer together, . this lovely horse would benefit from the cross training of lunging with sidereins ( as a trainer it is my policy to lunge only 10 minutes and NEVER more than 16) use this cross training to assist in gaining muscle while keeping round. I like this horse and this team!
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POINTS:177
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:177
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SCORE:61.034%
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