Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: British Columbia
• Horses: 0
As someone who owns a horse that doesn't have his leads.... I've been instructed by my coach (and others) keep the counter canter till the next fence and hopefully they will fix it there. And he has a nice balance counter canter, which when you look at my placings compared to those that break gait (evil sin) I placed better.
1. An even hunting pace, manners, jumping style together with faults and way of moving over the course. <snip>
1. The following faults are scored according to the judges opinion and depending on severity or division, may be considered minor or major faults.
a. Rubbing the jump
b. Swapping leads in a line or in front of a jump
c. Late lead changes
f. Kicking up or out
g. Jumping out of form
h. Jumping off the center line of jump
i. Bucking and/or playing
j. Adding a stride in a line with a related distance
k. Eliminating a stride in a line with a related distance
l. Striking off on a wrong lead on the courtesy circle. (May be corrected with either a simple or flying change of lead)
2. The following are considered major faults.
c. Stopping for loss of shoe or broken equipment d. Refusal or stopping while on course
e. Dangerous jumping
f. Addressing a jump - coming to a stop in front of a jump in order to show the jump to the horse.
g. Completely missing a lead change
h. Adding or eliminating a stride in an in and out.
i. Breaking stride, or Trotting while on course. (Exceptions-Where posted on the course diagram i.e. trot jumps, steep banks, etc, and also as outlined above in HU135.1l. Striking off on a wrong lead on the courtesy circle.)