Water Crossing


Water X’ing

Horse is to cross or enter the water as instructed


  • May be man made or natural obstacle
  • Sprinklers may be used
  • Objects may be floating in water
  • Riders may be asked to enter water at different gaits
  • May be asked to back into the water
  • Be be used in combination with another obstacle such as a bank

How is it Judged?

  • Horse should be calm and willing
  • Prolonged hesitation will be penalized as will backing up or sidestepping
  • Horse may NOT drink during the movement of the obstacle but may drink before or after the task has been completed
  • Pawing will be penalized
  • Lying down will be DQ
  • Horses will not be asked to swim