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This check list helps keep you on task each day and see what progress or is or isn't taking place.  You certainly don't need to do everything each day. But this helps you to see what you are forgetting and what you are not doing yet.
 
This chart works much better if the same person scores the horse each day as different people may score the horse differently.
 
What score you determine to place on your horse for that day, isn't so important as the differences in scores day to day, week to week.  
 
The "S" designation means from the "Saddle".  Without the "S" means from the ground.
 
How would I score?  As an example I will use "catching".
 
If I step through the gate and the horse takes off for the back 40, then I'd score him a "1".   If he sees me and comes running to me, putting on the brakes a few feet away, standing stock still, and dropping his head for haltering, then I give him a "10".
 
I would not give a "10" for a horse that would not even drop his head of his own accord just because I could walk up and catch him.
 
As I look at my scoring, I find that I may advance a horse's score from 1 to 2 much easier than from a 9 to a 10.
 
That's how I would score.  You may score differently. That's OK. You are your horse's leader....you make the rules.
 
 

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If clicking on the chart and hitting "print picture" doesn't give you a full size copy then saving it and printing it from your computer may help as well.
 
To add more things to the list you will have to type it all in from scratch on your own computer's spreadsheet.