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Whats the biggest spread you've recieved in a dressage test?

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  • Whats the biggest spread you've recieved in a dressage test?

    So at Greenwood a few weeks ago, Maddie and I had a really nice dressage test... I even got a 9 for my halt. (woo hoo go Maddie!! what a good girl) but.. hehehe .. I also got a 4 on another portion of my test. I thought that was hilarious. So what is your highest and lowest score in the same dressage test?

  • #2
    2, 7, 2, 7, 2. In that order with maybe some moves in between. At the party that night I thanked the judge for being able to evaluate each movement independently!


    • #3
      I had a test with all 6's, 7's and 8's, including a 9 on final halt -- and got a 5 in the collective marks! I thought that was odd! Who did she think was riding him making the six's and above?
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      • #4
        2 and 8.

        And I thought the 2 was generous.

        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


        • #5
          7-0-7...i had a crazy horse that did not like dressage....awesome mover, but when he didn't want to do it anymore, not happening....go along fine, then blow up for one movement then back to work like nothing ever happened...a bit annoying...but hey he could run and jump!


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            Originally posted by three_dayer View Post
            7-0-7...i had a crazy horse that did not like dressage....awesome mover, but when he didn't want to do it anymore, not happening....go along fine, then blow up for one movement then back to work like nothing ever happened...a bit annoying...but hey he could run and jump!
            hehe wow.. we might have our winner!


            • #7
              In the collective marks....I got a 4 for submission and a 9 for gaits....more than once. Yeah.....opinionated TB mare but she can really move but a very tough ride especially in a small dressage ring. In her tests...I think were were typically 5-8 in the regular marks but did get a 2 to a 8 on more than one test.
              Last edited by bornfreenowexpensive; Oct. 18, 2009, 09:05 PM.
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              • #8
                2 and 9

                1 and 8 .... (should've been a zero)

                Arn't thoroughbreds fun!?
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                • #9
                  Well, it wasn't a big spread, but my scores at Greenwood were definietly lower than normal! I didn't have a great test, but I thought a few marks were a little harsh. I got my first 4's... but nope, I've never had a 9... or even an 8 that I can think of! Well, except maybe in an intro test...


                  • #10
                    3-8-3-8 .... with joePony, who is a beautiful pony mover, very light and responsive ... and it turns out has a bad back Hence his tendency to rack instead of walk :O I'm mortified that I let it get as far as that before figuring it out... but at least i haven't ruined his trot and canter. Yet.


                    • #11
                      At the AECs, we had two judges. My scores were 10 points apart.
                      The big man -- my lost prince

                      The little brother, now my main man


                      • #12
                        My old dressage horse used to get a 1 and a 9 in the same test at least once per weekend. He would periodically hit the brakes, refuse to move, rear (sometimes more than once) and then proceed as if nothing every happened.

                        You needed a sense of humor to show him--he would have the highest mark of the show and the lowest marks of the show all in the same weekend, but he was an amazing horse and I never could have afforded him if he hadn't been quirky.


                        • #13
                          2 and 8. The 2 should have been a zero (there was not one step of walk on the free walk -- I think I got the two points for trying and because it was Beginner Novice).

                          I thought it was hilarious and showed off my 2 to anyone who would look!


                          • #14
                            At the AECs (2004), I got a 21 and a 32.5 (thereabouts) on my dressage test. I was wondering if the judges watched the same test.

                            Currently doing combined driving with my husband (while my baby event pony grows up) and we've remarked many times how much we wish judges would use the entire spectrum of scores...I'd rather see a 3/4 and then an 8, then 5 after 5 after 5...for a test that has very good (and a few bad) moments.


                            • #15
                              4 and 9. Ive never had lower than a 4, and still, I only get them on bob's rein backs, because he finds them sooooo offensive. When we first tried them with him, he actually refused and we thought Id have to take my 0 in the test and move on. So Ill take a 4. I often get 9s on his free walk and extended walk.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by KellyS View Post
                                Currently doing combined driving with my husband (while my baby event pony grows up) and we've remarked many times how much we wish judges would use the entire spectrum of scores...I'd rather see a 3/4 and then an 8, then 5 after 5 after 5...for a test that has very good (and a few bad) moments.
                                Good point- I hate getting a score card with a wide range of positive and negative comments, and 6's for each movement. Then I don't know if they even paid attention.


                                • #17
                                  I had a student get a 9 and a 4 the other weekend at a combined test. The 9 was for a canter depart- the 4 was b/c the horse broke in the canter on the circle! Doh!


                                  • #18
                                    at 2nd level, I got a 2 (spook at black plastic blowing at the corner of the ring and bolt), followed by a 9 (canter down centerline and halt).

                                    Third Charm Event Team


                                    • #19
                                      A 2 & a 9. And I also once got the highest score and the lowest score of an entire dressage show, on the same horse. A Thoroughbred mare!


                                      • #20
                                        7, 8, 8, 9, 7, 4, 2, 1, elim.

                                        At training level event. Gorgeous mover, idiot horse - showcasing both his lovely floating trot and his highly twisting airs above the ground.