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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.
READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read
JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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RIDER #7290
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NAME:Mary-Lynn Sheridan
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Max Pts:350
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Final Score: 67.000%
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USDF FIRST LEVEL TEST 2
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

X
Enter working trot

Halt, salute
Proceed working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)7.57.5
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2C

M-V

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Track right

Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Bend and balance in turns; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo77
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3K-D

D-L
Half circle left 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline77
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4L-MLeg yield rightRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow6.5213Slight head tilt with some loss of energy.
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5H-P


P
Change rein, lengthen stride in trot

Working trot
Moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transitions; straightness; consistent tempo77
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6F-D

D-L
Half circle right 10m

Working trot
Regularity and quality of trot; shape and size of half circle; bend; balance; straightness on centerline77
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7L-HLeg yield leftRegularity and quality of trot; consistent tempo; alignment; balance and flow7214
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8CMedium walkWilling, clear transition; regularity
and quality of walk; bend and balance in corner
6.5213Transition could be smoother.
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9M-V

V
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, clear transitions7214Clear rhythm. Could show more overstep.
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10K

A
Working trot

Working canter left lead
Willing, clear transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance in corners6.56.5Anticipates depart.
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11PCircle left 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Large.
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12P-MLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.5213Needs longer strides.
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13Between M-CDevelop working canter6.56.5Show more difference.
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14H-X-F

X
Change rein

Working trot
Willing, clear transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77
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15FWorking canter right leadWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter; bend and balance in corners6.56.5Strides short.
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16VCircle right 15mRegularity and quality of canter; shape and size of circle; bend; balance66Almost 20 meters.
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17V-HLengthen stride in canterWilling, clear transition; moderate lengthening of frame and stride; regularity and quality of canter; straightness; consistent tempo6.5213Strides need more volume.
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18Between H-CDevelop working canterWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of canter, bend and balance in corners66Transitions should be more evident.
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19MWorking trotWilling, clear transition; regularity and quality of trot; straightness77
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20B




Before B

B
Circle right 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, clear transitions6.5213Needs more consistent stretch.
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21A

X
Down centerline

Halt, salute
Bend and balance in turn; regularity and quality of trot; willing, clear transition; straightness; attentiveness; immobility (min. 3 seconds)7.57.5
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GAITS (Freedom and regularity)6.516.5Canter needs freedom
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2IMPULSION (Desire to move forward; elasticity of the steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters)6.5213Canter needs to be more supple.
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3SUBMISSION (Willing cooperation; harmony; attention and confidence; acceptance of bit and aids; straightness; lightness of forehand and ease of movements)7214
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4RIDER’S POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment; posture; stability; weight placement; following mechanics of the gaits)717
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5RIDER’S CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity; subtlety; independence; accuracy of test)6.516.5Figures should be more accurate in size.
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Very steady trot work that shows consistency. Canter needs to be more supple. Work to create more transitions into and out of lengthenings. Keep 15 meter circles more correct.
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POINTS:234.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:234.5
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SCORE:67.000%
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