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Description:
Riders will be asked to back their horse up.

Options:

  • Up or down inclines
  • Over a pole
  • Around an object

How is it judged?

  • Horses should back willingly with no signs of resistance
  • They should back straight and on the bit (break at the poll no head in the air, mouth open etc)
  • This is not a speed event and racing backwards will be penalized
  • Rider aids should be sbtle
  • Rider should look backwards to check for danger and where they are going first before backing.  During the back rider should remain balanced eyes forward.
  • If obstacles are involved, penalties given for hitting the object