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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 #7348
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NAME:Jan Valeriote
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 56.538%
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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)6.56.5really straight to start, fell right at halt and fell rt after halt
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Track left

Circle left 20m
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance428good attempt to stay active and forward but horse lost bal and tried to canter
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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; balance5.55.5posted into depart: need to sit down and prepare, avoid leaning to turn
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4A-F-BWorking canterRegularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner; straightness66rider collapse over left rib cage, horse gets into 4 hand
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5Between B & MWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness; bend and balance in corner6212needs a clear preparation and confident
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6CMedium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner5210not really directly from trot to w2alk/unclear aids and rider balance unclear ( feet to far into stirrups In the irons. stirrups might be long?)
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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 transitions6212needs stretch down and work for overtrack ( longer steps)
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8AWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of trot; bend and balance in corner; straightness66prompt, rider needs steadier hands and legs back / thigh back so leg can be under seat/ improved rider balance / horse unsteady in tempo and connection
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9ECircle right 20mRegularity and quality of trot; shape and size of circle; bend; balance5.5211work to keep legs down and back to gain balance, horse affected but changing balance and weight shifts
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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; balance66begins promptly but rider leans forward and in= horse gets on 4 hand / some rushing
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11C-M-BWorking canterRegularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corner; straightness5.55.5need to use the corner c-M ( need some 'bend/steering : avoid cutting corner) rider to look more forward and avoid leaning
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12Between B & FWorking trotWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness; bend and balance in corner5.5211out of balance:: needed preparation and balance
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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)6.56.5overshot centrelink but recovered to the line.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5freedom
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.6212some tempo changes when rider leans forward or in
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.5.5211need steadier connection ( arms/hands to be independent) and improved bend and training aids
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse5.55.5right stirrup might be longer?? right leg very loose. rider work for legs down and back, for more confident posting and work for hands/ arms to be elastic and independent from body .. need blind in elbow
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66horse shows some harmony and is kind.. needs more connection and bend
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What a cool team!! Right stirrup might be longer?? right leg very loose. rider work for legs down and back, for more confident posting and work for hands/ arms to be elastic and independent from body .. need bend in elbow. Keep going.. looks like you could have fun with this horse!
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POINTS:147
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:147
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SCORE:56.538%
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https://youtu.be/RWlxzZ9Li9w
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Elegant Salute tutorial
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