Practical Horsemanship Test 4
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 cavesson 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 , horse to lower head for 3 seconds. C track right in walk to B 10
2B turn right, X halt. Horse to maintain immobility 2 seconds facing E – rein back 3 steps pause 3 seconds- proceed in walk to E 10
3E track left, K jog trot to F 10
4F X H change rein in working trot, H jog trot to C 10
5C walk to B, B halt immobility 2 seconds commence turn on the forehand left (quarters right)180degrees, proceed in walk to M. 10
6M jog trot to H, H X F change rein in working trot, F jog trot to A. A walk to E 10
7E turn right, X halt. Commence turn on the haunches (Head left) left 360 degrees proceed in walk to B- B turn right walk to A 10
8A turn down centre line- D commence turn on the forehand 360 degrees (head left quarters right - Proceed in walk to X 10
9X halt immobility 4 seconds , leave arena on a long rein or at liberty with rein over horse’s neck ( this movement will be will be scored until C) 10
10Horse 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
11Willingness, manners and understanding of horse (willingness to maintain in ‘own space’ willingness to respond to aids given, attitude and ‘facial/bodily expression’) 20
12Handler’s ability to give clear and understandable aids- confidence of handler and confidence of horse. 20
13Total score 150
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.