Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Show 9.22.13

Wow! What a Day! Harley scored 60.8% in TL#l and 62.0% in TL#2.  I couldn't have hoped to much more . Very short warm up, and he wasn't as ready as I thought.  Still, he had more "go" than previous.Better bend ,and in some places, outright terrific.

Let's get on with some details...

Leslie Cummings Judge
Score 60.80%

1 A Enter working trot
X Halt, Salute Proceed working trot
7.0 fairly straight

2 C Track left E Circle left 20m
6.0 good rhythm but needs steadier contact

3 A Circle left 20m, developing left lead canter second half of circle
AFB working canter
5.5 neck pulled left, braced

4 B-E Half circle left 20m
5.5 neck twists w right ear high

5 Between E & K Working trot
7.0 obedient to trot

6 A Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward
Before A, shorten the reins A Working trot
5.0 seems umwilling to stretch consistently

7 Between A & F Medium walk
6.0 add activity

8 FXH Free walk H-C Medium walk
5.5 some rooting into reins

9 C Working trot
6.0 head bobs

10 B Circle right 20m
6 fusses to bit but good geometry

11 A Circle right 20m, developing right lead canter second half of circle
AKE Working canter
5.5 prompt to canter and  better alignment here

12 E-B Half circle right 20m
5.5 broke

13 Between B & F Working trot
 6.0 prepare earlier

14 A Down centerline X Halt, Salute
7 almost straight

GAITS (freedom and regularity) 7.0
IMPULSION (desire to move forward, elasticity of the steps, suppleness of the back, engagement of the hindquarters) 6.0
SUBMISSION (attention and confidence, lightness and ease of movements, acceptance of the bridle, lightness of the forehand) 6.0
RIDER'S position and seat 7.0
RIDER'S correct and effective use of the aids 6.0
HARMONY between rider and horse 6.5

Very attractive duo. Good geometry and rhythm
Needs to develop more confident,  steady connection and elastic stretch into bit.

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