Drag

Drag

Drag

Description:
Rider is asked to drag an object in a straight line from point A to point B.  (Next horse may be asked to go from B to A).  A nylon or cotton rope will be used of the same thickness as a lead rope to prevent injury to the horse and rider.

Options:

  • Object could be anything; log, cans, stuffed animal etc
  • Open division may be asked to pull in 2 directions forward away from object or backward facing object

How is it Judged?

  • Western riders are to wrap rope one turn toward their belt buckle keeping thumb up and out of way
  • English riders are to hold rope in figure 8 in their hand so they can drop it quickly
  • Riders should not wrap or coil rope around their hand
  • Objects should be kept at one horse length from horse and care taken not to bump horse’s legs
  • Rider judged on balance and safety
  • Horse judged on willingness and no signs of disobedience
  • Judges will instruct you to drop rope immediately if they determine you or your horse are proceeding in an unsafe manor