Monday, July 13, 2009

Alpine Recap

I thought I rode well, but this was a really tough show and the judges were scoring everyone very conservatively. Particularly the judge I had for 3 out of 4 of my tests. Sarah also told me she is partial to very hot horses, which is definitely not Werther's wheelhouse. On the bright side, Werther had his own fan club by the end of the show, the ladies working the rings loved him, and a couple trainers even came up to Sarah to tell her what a nice horse her client has. (:

Training Level Test 1 Judge: D. Babcock
1. 6 Balanced halt, right of center line after
2. 6 Little unsteady, maintains energy
3. 6 Transition should be clearer
4. 6 Needs better balance
5. 5 Crooked off rail
6. 6 Should maintain more energy
7. 5 Must develop more stretch and energy
8. 6 A little unsteady
9. 6 Could have better balance
10. 6 Needs better balance
11. 6 Needs better balance
12. 6 Little unsteady
13. 7

Collective
Gaits 7
Impulsion 6
Submission 6
Rider 6 underline effect of aids a little unsteady

60%, 4th place

Further remarks: Try to sit up straighter to develop better balance, from seat and leg - talented pair with lots of potential.

Training Level Test 3 Judge D. Babcock ( first time showing this test)

1. 6 not straight
2. 5 too much bend, unsteady, small
3. 6 needs better balance
4. 6 hollow
5. 5 behind riders leg, sluggish
6. 4, turned at E not 1/2 circle
7. 5, lateral tendency
8. 4, must develop more stretch and longer frame
9. 6, needs more activity
10. 7
11. 6, a little hollow, needs jump
12. 5, half circle unbalanced
13. 6, needs more release and consistent cadence
14. 6, needs energy

Gaits 7
Impulsion 6
Submission 5 circled attention, confidence, ease of movements, and acceptance of bridle
Rider 6 circled effect of aids


Remarks
Horse a bit less energetic in this test, also you are falling in on half circles.
56.4% 3rd place

Training Level Test 4 Judge: D. Babcock
1. 6 needs more energy
2. 6 could show more suppleness
3. 6 a little crooked
4. 6 a little labored
5. 5 becoming unbalanced and ___ corner
6. 5 sluggish
7. 5 very tight in back, needs stretch
8. 6 bending well, but needs energy
9. 6 a little labored
10. 6 needs energy
11. 7 better balance
12. 6 unsteady
13. 6 stretch OK some resistance into contact
14. 6 little unsteady

Gaits 6 lateral walk
Impulsion 5 desire to move foreword, elasticity of steps, suppleness
Submission 5 a little behind the leg and should bend better
rider 6 effect of aids
57.2% 6th place

Training level test 2 Judge M. Schneider
1. 6, straight fairly round resistant proceed
2. 7, round & steady
3. 6, straight & steady but ___ corner
4. 7, fairly balanced
5. 6, steady pace, unsteady lead
6. 6, on shoulder at transition
7. 7, fluid transition, fairly good accuracy
8. 6, needs more activity and stretch
9. 6, needs rounder
10. 6, resisted transition at C
11. 7, round and steady
12. 7, straight and steady
13. 7, prompt and balanced (our problem lead!)
14. 6, steady pace, unsteady lead, needs to return to track at B
15. 6, against hand
16. 7, straight, round

Gaits 7
Impulsion 7 (whoo!)
Submission 6
Rider 6

Remarks: Nice gaits! Needs quieter connection! Nice coping by rider!
63.929% 2nd place

1 comment:

Kate said...

Thanks for all the details - glad your rides went well and you got such useful feedback!