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Catalina
Jun. 17, 2010, 11:05 AM
Anyone know of any good videos of Training Test A or B? I am having the hardest time visualizing what a lengthening or a stretchy circle or a 15 m circle is supposed to look like. I can be told all day long, but it seems that nothing is getting through :confused:.

texaseventer
Jun. 17, 2010, 12:10 PM
Go to youtube.com and enter "USEA Training test A 2010" (or B). You'll get a few results.

piaffeprincess98
Jun. 17, 2010, 02:08 PM
I've ridden both tests a bunch of times. Check out my blog in my signature and look on Oh So's page for videos. Our lengthenings are a work in progress.

Seneca was Test A, and VHT and Loudon was Test B.

A 15m from the track should touch the quarter line on the opposite side of the ring. If you're talking about Test B, with the 15m circles at X, I believe you should be 5m from A and C if you start your circle at X.

Also, on my other, more experienced horse, here is a link to us at a schooling show this spring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbhKrKa_vuU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqTHdSitSwc

OneDaySoon
Jun. 17, 2010, 02:44 PM
Here is another angle on Training Test A. This is mine, so I admit to some bobbles, trot lengthenings not great, and my circles are too small. PS I am wearing a cool medics vest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6cmdbwf0s

OneDaySoon
Jun. 17, 2010, 02:55 PM
PP - this is a great side by side comparison of our two Training Test "A"s, very similar scores with same judge etc. You rode before me in the same division and you scored 36.4, I scored 36.8. Your test is lovely! Unfortunately I totally messed up the start box and got TEd :no:

Here's your's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHTwIkaju0g

Here's mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6cmdbwf0s

piaffeprincess98
Jun. 17, 2010, 04:18 PM
PP - this is a great side by side comparison of our two Training Test "A"s, very similar scores with same judge etc. You rode before me in the same division and you scored 36.4, I scored 36.8. Your test is lovely! Unfortunately I totally messed up the start box and got TEd :no:

Here's your's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHTwIkaju0g

Here's mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6cmdbwf0s

That's cool! What is your horse's name? You're first trot lengthening looked good from that angle. Your horse looks like he has a long boat neck like mine!
I got all 6's and 7's and one 5 on my test. We're a work in progress.

texaseventer
Jun. 17, 2010, 04:34 PM
I just started learning test A and you are both awesome!!! Those videos are very inspring!! :)

I will NOT be sending in my video of my first Training next weekend, just fyi. <laughing> This may be one that just stays in the personal records, not for public knowledge!!!

:)

OneDaySoon
Jun. 17, 2010, 04:41 PM
That's cool! What is your horse's name? You're first trot lengthening looked good from that angle. Your horse looks like he has a long boat neck like mine!
I got all 6's and 7's and one 5 on my test. We're a work in progress.

Yes, we are all a work in progress! Actually that was my worst Training score, but have found that particular judge scores a little higher and I was happy with the test after many, many months of rehab etc.

I thought it was very interesting to compare the two tests - your's was so nicely moving forward and round...whereas we just sort of float along in 2nd gear ;)...sometimes looking at the stars...sometimes shaking the bugs :lol:.

I thought it was a very, very competitive division of Training Riders within the dressage phase...you don't often see that many ammy's in one division knocking out such lovely tests.

Horse is Fly Me Home - that was our first Training since March 2008.

midnightride
Jun. 18, 2010, 06:12 AM
would it help if maybe you volunteered to be a scribe at an event... then you could watch the rides and get direct feedback from the judge!

piaffeprincess98
Jun. 18, 2010, 07:17 AM
Yes, we are all a work in progress! Actually that was my worst Training score, but have found that particular judge scores a little higher and I was happy with the test after many, many months of rehab etc.

I thought it was very interesting to compare the two tests - your's was so nicely moving forward and round...whereas we just sort of float along in 2nd gear ;)...sometimes looking at the stars...sometimes shaking the bugs :lol:.

I thought it was a very, very competitive division of Training Riders within the dressage phase...you don't often see that many ammy's in one division knocking out such lovely tests.

Horse is Fly Me Home - that was our first Training since March 2008.

Yeah, in my mind, when I came out of the ring, I thought it was as good as our last two tests where we scored 33. In fact, I thought it was a little better, but was surprised with the score. Oh well, for now, all that matters is that he's making progress in my mind and my trainer's mind.

Catalina
Jun. 18, 2010, 09:18 AM
PP - this is a great side by side comparison of our two Training Test "A"s, very similar scores with same judge etc. You rode before me in the same division and you scored 36.4, I scored 36.8. Your test is lovely! Unfortunately I totally messed up the start box and got TEd :no:

Here's your's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHTwIkaju0g

Here's mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6cmdbwf0s

That is exactly what I was hoping for :D! I rode in both rings for both judges, so it is really neat seeing rides that scored better than mine.

OneDaySoon, I believe that you were in Ring 1 with Brian Ross and piaffeprincess98 was in Ring 4 with Karen Adams . Out of the two, I thought Brian was much harder in his scoring.

OneDaySoon
Jun. 18, 2010, 11:48 AM
Correct - turns out we were judged by different judges - my bad. However I was in Ring 1 with Brian Ross.

When Samantha Rheinbold finished her GORGEOUS test, I think Brian got out of his truck and I did hear him say "Beautiful test". Then the flashy BFF stallion went with his long white socks and amazing extensions. I said to myself "Girl (Old Lady), you better get your game on for this group!".

Catalina did you score the 28??? What a group yes::yes::yes:!!!!

Catalina
Jun. 18, 2010, 12:09 PM
Correct - turns out we were judged by different judges - my bad. However I was in Ring 1 with Brian Ross.

Oops, that's what I meant, I'm getting my rides mixed up ;).


Catalina did you score the 28??? What a group yes::yes::yes:!!!!

Heck no!!! I was the 40 (I was in 6th after dressage, right behind you). Last year when I rode for Brian at Novice at Middleburg I got a 24.7, but my horse and I just haven't gotten this Training dressage thing down yet (which is why the request for videos ;)). I did manage to somehow finish in 3rd at Seneca (and in 2nd with my other guy in the Training Rider Sr 4 division).
The 28 went right after me. I have competed against that horse several times and he is a gorgeous mover with toe flicking movement. My horse looks like a plow horse in comparison :sigh:.

OneDaySoon
Jun. 18, 2010, 12:41 PM
Oops, that's what I meant, I'm getting my rides mixed up ;).



Heck no!!! I was the 40 (I was in 6th after dressage, right behind you). Last year when I rode for Brian at Novice at Middleburg I got a 24.7, but my horse and I just haven't gotten this Training dressage thing down yet (which is why the request for videos ;)). I did manage to somehow finish in 3rd at Seneca (and in 2nd with my other guy in the Training Rider Sr 4 division).
The 28 went right after me. I have competed against that horse several times and he is a gorgeous mover with toe flicking movement. My horse looks like a plow horse in comparison :sigh:.

...ohhhh, LW, I live in fear of being in one of your divisions! You totally Rock. Hopefully I will catch up later this year after we get our Training groove back and I read the Rule Book for the millionith time (preferably with my glasses on).

Catalina
Jun. 18, 2010, 01:14 PM
...ohhhh, LW, I live in fear of being in one of your divisions! You totally Rock. Hopefully I will catch up later this year after we get our Training groove back and I read the Rule Book for the millionith time (preferably with my glasses on).

:o Thanks :).

I am totally new to this Training level dressage stuff. In my ignorance, I could muddle through Novice, but it ain't happening at Training. The videos have been really helpful in showing me what it should look like. I probably should start taking some dressage lessons....