FITE Obstacle 1 – Ridden Low Branches

Ridden Low Branches Data Sheet (.pdf) | Ridden Low Branches Score Sheet (.pdf)

FEATURES

Series of three to five movable low branches placed in a straight line.
– Height: 20cm above the horse’s withers
– Width: 1.80 to 2 m
– Diameter: approx. 2 to 3cm
– Distance between two low branches: 1 m

EQUIPMENT

– 2 red flags
– 2 white flags
– 1 number
– 3 to 5 branches and their holders

OBJECTIVES

Passing under the low branches without knocking them off and keeping to the initially chosen gait.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

– Knocking down one or several branches
– Break in forward motion, change of gait
– Running-out
– Stepping back
– Refusal
– Circling

CHOICE OF GAIT

– Canter
– Trot
– Walk

PENALTIES

– Brutality
– Fall of the horse or rider
– Horse leaving the obstacle
– Dangerous riding