Practical Horsemanship Test 5
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
Open to horses and ponies of any age.
To be led in a bridle or head collar or may be performed ‘at liberty’

Poles and markers to be positioned as follows;
Poles 1 & 2 approx 2m in from track and at right angles to the track near B parallel with one another about 1meter apart.
Pole 3 approx 2m in from the track at right angles to F in line with poles 1 and 2

5 cones or markers positioned in a line on the long side E to K about 3m in from the track set at a comfortable distance for weaving in and out.
1Enter at A medium walk. G halt, salute. Proceed in walk. C track left. 10
2H turn left, G halt. Immobility 3 seconds. 10
3Turn 180° on the forehand and proceed in walk to H. 10
4H track right and H-C-M working trot. M Walk. 10
5B turn right and halt between poles 1 & 2 with forelegs level with far end (2 poles or ‘tramlines’ set parallel with one another about 1meter apart),. Switch to leading from other side. Back up straight for the length of the poles. 10
6Proceed in walk, X turn left, A turn left. 10
7A walk, after A, turn left and halt over pole 3, with forelegs on one side and hind legs on the other. Immobility 3 seconds. 10
8Proceed in walk over poles 1 and 2, and trot on after poles, rejoining the track before C. Track left, C walk. 10
9After C, turn left and weave through markers 1-5, rejoining the track at K 10
10A down the centre line. X halt and salute. 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 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.