Practical Horsemanship Test 2
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
For horses and ponies 2 years old and over.
To be lead in a head-collar and long rope or lunge rein or in a bridle but the rope or lunge rein must be either attached to the noseband or to a coupling and used with snaffles and caverson nosebands only.
Marks will be awarded for horse and handler working harmoniously and calmly together.
Horse can be led from either side for the sake of safety and convenience when changing rein- or can remain to the right of handler if preferred.
A stick may be carried but must not be used to force or coerce horse into cooperation. (A schooling stick with a flag on the end is a useful schooling device).
1A enter at walk-horse on the centre line. X halt salute- C track left in walk to E 10
2E turn left X halt immobility 2 seconds- then step back 3 strides- proceed in walk to B 10
3B track right proceed in walk to A 10
4A K E slow trot (jog) -E working trot (more impulsion) around the arena to M- M walk to B 10
5B turn right- X halt immobility 2 seconds- horse to lower head for 3 seconds – proceed in walk to E- 10
6E track left proceed in walk to A 10
7A F B slow trot (jog) -B working trot (more impulsion) to H- H walk to K 10
8K turn on the haunches 180 degrees left proceed in walk to H 10
9H turn on the haunches 180 degrees right proceed in walk to K 10
10 K working trot to F- F jog trot on the diagonal to X proceed on centre line- just before G walk just after G halt-immobility –salute- leave arena where convenient 10
11Horse and handler working in harmony (horse maintaining consistent distance in all movements, respect for handler, smoothness and clarity of  horse's movements in response to handlers aids) 20
12Willingness, manners and understanding of horse (willingness to maintain in ‘own space’ willingness to respond to aids given, attitude and ‘facial/bodily expression’) 20
13Handler’s ability to give clear and understandable aids- confidence of handler and confidence of horse. 20
14Total score 160
Tips and advice:
SCORING EXPLAINED; 0=Not performed. 1=Very bad. 2=Fairly bad. 3=bad. 4=Insufficient. 5=Sufficient 6=Satisfactory. 7= Fairly good. 8= Good. 9=Very good. 10= Excellent.
Half marks may be used.