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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).JUDGEIda Norris
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RIDER #5104
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NAME:Patrice Paulter
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Final Score:63.125%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.6.56.5Straighter balanced rider assists horse straightness.
Shoulders and seat rocking left right and up down, rider needs lower leg around horse and back more under herself, at halt rider mostly sitting to left.
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66rider leans to turn, needs improved turning aids, needs weight balanced correctly in BOTh Stirrups
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5work for improved rider core, exhibiting a double bounce in the post, lower leg and thigh back will give rider more balance/stability, horse shows as natural balance and tempo
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.66rider chiropractically unlevel at hips and shoulders, needs quieter and more stable seat and core for more balanced transitions down
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66shows energy, unfortunately back tight and rhythm could be clearer
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5tactful taking up of reins and hands were nicely close together, keep weight centered through turns and short side to improve bend/ some bracing topline
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66prompt some bracing needs bend through corner.. along the long side you can clearly see the rider balance too far to the left
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5appreciate this horses willingness to keep a steady tempo and harmonious connection while riders balance is changing
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.77bulging left until straight halt
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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 with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.77amazingly steady and willingly forward despite some unbalance in rider
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212top line and back tight at times; aids to be more balanced
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse5.55.5unlevel at shoulder and hips, need core strength, sitts mostly too far left and left thigh and leg are looser than the right . work to get thighs and lower leg more under you for stability and improved balance9 also facilitates the ability to have more lower leg in place for steadier leg aids)
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66horse was amazingly willing and compensated some for rider at times
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5work for improved bending especially through short sides
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Willing and kind horse, a good development partnership. rider to focus on improved balance , core strength . do some cross training of the horse additionally to help. Horse shows a good ability to keep tempo and be calm with changing rider balance. FYI your U_tube video that is this test Intro B is mismarked ( says Intro A) .. but I found ikt :) Ida Norris
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POINTS:101
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:101
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SCORE:63.125%
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