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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).RIDER #7067
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NAME:Anika Sadler
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 63.000%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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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 rhythm.66straight but against hand into halt and at C
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.5.55.5try not to bury horse in the corner as he oes not have the balance for that sharp turn. Try to ride a more fluid 10m 1/4 circle. He is fussy because he loses his balance and is overcorrected in the reins
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.661st half of circle nice although needs to go more forwar, 2nd half horse leans in on rider's inside leg and loses balance with slope of arena bracing against rider's hand
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.77lovely uphill canter but some tension
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.6.56.5fluid up, braced an very late down
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66horse tense and wants to run and rider is braced and leaning forward on hands- use multiple strong 1/2 halts to help horse regain balance rather than a pull backwards which just allow him to pull on you and brace harder
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77circle shape could be rounder but better balanced and on aids with supple and honest bend
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.66very strong and unbalanced
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.5.55.5disorganized up, naughty and unbalanced in down and very late
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77fluid transition well ridden
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
66ground covering but tight in back and almost jigging
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.6.56.5unsettled into trot then better- straight and fairly forward altho still tense
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.66straight CL but crooked 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.6.56.5back tight
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212unbalanced and aginst hand, tense
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse77more relaxed this test
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66issues with transitions esp down from canter
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5circles flatten a bit, be careful not to overface horse through corners
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Elegant horse. Note that when rider stays strong in her core and softer in hand, horse also relaxes and comes more through his back into a more harmonious connection. Arena parameters are hard to see and are also hard for horse to understand- I think he stepped out on more than one occasion but I think a real ring would give him the barrier he needs. Super potential for much higher scores and to move up the levels as this horse and rider develop core strength, have reliable half halts, and develop the trust and confidence that time and experience brings. Good luck!!
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POINTS:126
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:126
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SCORE:63.000%
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