TURN ON HAUNCHES, FOREHAND & 360 Spin

Horse is to maneuver in a circular pattern

Haunches
- Hind quarters to remain as still as practical within the small square.
- Front legs "cross over" each other.

Forehand
- Front end to remain as still or quiet as practical within the small square.
- Hind legs "cross over" each other.360 Spin -- Must execute properly, crossing front legs while pivoting on inside hind leg in square.




COWBOY CURTAIN

Rider to ride horse through simulated vines.

Horse should be centered and proceed willingly at a walk without hesitation, side step, refusal or rushing.

 

 









UPHILL CLIMB

Ride horse calmly uphill at a walk.

Rider should be in an up and forward position, using a soft rein.

 
DOWNHILL DESCENT

Ride horse downhill at walk without rushing.   Backing not allowed.

 





 


BRIDGE CROSSING

Horse must walk over bridge.  Horse may regard bridge for a moment , then proceed without hesitation.













 




TREE WEAVE

Rider to weave horse through trees at walk or trot, maintaining a steady rhythm without bumping trees.

 















 

BACK, L-BACK & SIDE PASS

Back

-Rider should initially glance backwards to check direction, then remain balanced with eyes forward while walking horse backwards slowly.

L-Back

-Rider to back horse slowly through obstacle with straightness.  Horse should not step on or out of       timbers.

Side Pass

-Horse should straddle one timber and move laterally end-to-end in either direction.

 











LOG CROSSING

SAFETY FIRST: RIDER SHOULD PASS ON THIS OBSTACLE IF NOT COMFORTABLE WITH A JUMP.

Horse should approach obstacle in a straight line and remain calm, with a steady rhythm.

Horse can step or jump over log.

Rider to bring horse to a balanced stop in a straight line.

 


 
 
MOUNT/DISMOUNT

Rider to mount horse, grabbing rein and mane, landing softly in the saddle while horse stands absolutely still.

Rider should dismount, maintaining control of reins while horse stands absolutely still.















Gate


Ride up parallel to gate and stand quietly, open gate in any manner, walk horse through opening, turn horse, side pass to close gate.  

Rider must keep hand on gate at all times.






















Obstacle Course