Practical Horsemanship Test 3
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. MAY ALSO BE PERFORMED ?AT LIBERTY?
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- proceed to X- X half 10m circle right o B 10
2Medium walk to A- A halt- immobility 2 seconds- commence turn about the forehand 180 degrees left (quarters making a large circle around the forehand) proceed in medium walk to B 10
3B turn left- X halt immobility 2 seconds- commence turn about the forehand 180 degrees right (quarters making a large circle around the forehand) Proceed in medium walk to B 10
4B track left proceed in medium walk to C 10
5C half 10m circle left to centre line – centre line half 10m circle right to X- 10
6X to E medium walk - when facing E with head at right angles to the side of the arena commence turn about the forehand right 90 degrees and proceed to H 10
7H turn on the haunches right 180 degrees (forehand making large circle around the quarters) proceed in walk to E 10
8E working trot to F 10
9F X H working trot – continue in working trot to C 10
10C medium walk for 3-5 steps then proceed in trot to just before A 10
11A halt immobility 2 seconds then step back 3 steps followed by walking forwards 3 steps followed immediately by stepping back 2 steps followed by working trot to K (transition may be progressive) 10
12K on the diagonal to X- Between X and G halt- horse to lower head for 3 seconds- salute – leave arena where possible. 10
13Horse 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
14Willingness, manners and understanding of horse (willingness to maintain in ‘own space’ willingness to respond to aids given, attitude and ‘facial/bodily expression’) 20
15Handler’s ability to give clear and understandable aids- confidence of handler and confidence of horse. 20
16Total score 180
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.