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PURPOSE: To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, and in addition to the requirements of Training Level, has developed the thrust to achieve improved balance and throughness and maintains a more consistent contact with the bit.
All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.
JUDGE:Ida Norris
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RIDER #7378
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NAME:Amy Richardson
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Max Pts:290
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Final Score:58.621%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 1
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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, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)66no zoom no detail: off centerline buy at least a meter by G
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2C

E-X
Track left Half circle left 10m, returning to track at HRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness66some bracing in connection and needs impulsion to come thru back
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3B-XHalf circle right 10m, returning to track at MRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness66same as above/ rider has double bounce which affects horses forwardness ability
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4C

Before C

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Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Shorten the reins Working trotForward and downward stretch over the back into a light contact, maintaining balance and quality of trot; bend; shape and size of circle; willing, clear transitions5.5211hand down around knees, horse needs more stretch, some curling ( incorrect aids for this movement)
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5H-P

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Change rein, lengthen stride in trot Working trotModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; consistent tempo; willing, clear transitions; bend and balance in corner66kept steady tempo but little shown and needs rounder connection
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6AMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner; straightness6212needle prep to transition , neck going left/rt
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7V-R

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Change rein, free walk Medium walkRegularity and quality of walks; reach and ground cover of free walk allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward; straightness; willing, clear transitions6212wide low hands , little stretch needs long steps
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8M

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Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner5210above bit both trans
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9H-VLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo66haunches in, looks tight in the back / rider leaning right
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10VCircle left 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance55above the bit, bracing contact in circle and short side
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11F-X-H

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Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corner; straightness66needs to be rounder in elastic contact
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12CWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner6212some bracing, rider pushes haunches out thru corner /leans in
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13M-PLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo5.55.5some effort but gets above the bit
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14PCircle right 15m Develop working canter in first half of circleWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66need to be in rounder elastic contact
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15AWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; bend and balance in corner66lacks prep and bal
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Change rein, lengthen stride in trot Working trotModerate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; straightness; consistent tempo; willing, clear transitions; bend and balance in corners66not much detail : some effort rider not centered on seat/stirrups
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17E

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Half circle left 10m Down centerline Halt, saluteBend and balance in half circle; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)6.56.5leans in : pushes hock out around the turns fell right at the halt thru shoulders
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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; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters6212engagement ie hind legs tracking correctly thru turns and circles need to improve ( riders aids)
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3SubmissionWilling cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements5.5211often not truly round to the bridle
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4Rider’s Position and SeatAlignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits66weight not centered over both seat bones and both stirrups, head tila and collapse thru rib cage at times
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsClarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test66need straightness and core stability for improved balance and turning bending aids
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cool Horse! Needs to be rounder to the bridle at this level and rider more elastic with attention to turning and bend.
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POINTS:170
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:170
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SCORE:58.621%
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