Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-9-12 AhhF Training 1

12-9-12 All Heart Horse Farm
Diane Rochau, Judge
Score 61.250%

1 A Enter working trot
X Halt, Salute Proceed working trot
6.5 awkward halt.  Unbalanced but very immobile

2 C Track left
E Circle left 20m
6.5 needs better bend and suppleness.  Stiff in shoulders, neck and poll, circle good shape

3 A Circle left 20m, developing left lead canter second half of circle
AFB Working canter
5.0 running through bridle. Reluctant to canter. Came late

4 B-E Half circle left 20m
6.0 lays on left side, needs bend and suppleness
5 Between E & K Working trot
6.0 cruised through transition but maintained steady rhythm

6 A Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward
Before A, shorten the reins
A Working trot
6.0 inconsistent but occasionally head lowers but needs to go much lower than withers.  Good last few steps

7 Between A & F Medium walk
6.0 needs activity

8 FXH Free walk
H-C Medium walk
6.5 could cover more ground, good top line stretch, quietly back to medium

9 C Working trot
6.5 lacks bend and suppleness throughout. Very steady in trot

10 B Circle right 20m
6.5 1st half a little large but some nice moments through back in 2nd half

11 A Circle right 20m, developing right lead canter second half of circle
AKE Working canter
6.5 awkward transition. Needs to be more supple and through more. Better canter this way.

12 E-B Half circle right 20m
6.5 lacks bend and suppleness
13 Between B & F Working trot
6.0 chooked in transition and on rail, especially after F

Chooked?  HUH?

14 A Down centerline
X Halt, Salute
5.5 fairly straight centerline, but rider drifting left, especially in halt. Horse losing balance but was still

GAITS (freedom and regularity)
IMPULSION (desire to move forward, elasticity of the steps, suppleness of the back, engagement of the hindquarters)
SUBMISSION (attention and confidence, lightness and ease of movements, acceptance of the bridle, lightness of the forehand)
RIDER'S position and seat
RIDER'S correct and effective use of the aids
HARMONY between rider and horse

Very attractive horse.  Good rapport with him.  Really nice when he settled into his job and relaxed.  Good luck.


Kate said...

I think what you read as Chooked was intended to be crooked. The r was just poorly written!

Jennifer said...

cRooked! :) Kate, you win the translation award.

Honestly, considering all the other spelling errors I had to fix to write this up, I'm not too shocked I missed an H for an R.

Thank yoU!

Kate said...

Haha, reading dressage tests takes some practice ;) Scribes come up with some pretty interesting shorthand, and one person's acronym may mean something entirely different than the next person's...