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Blue Class Level 3.
Open to all.
No back up.
The handler to "present" and invite the equine to acknowledge and touch the obstacle with his nose.
2. Narrow Gap.
The handler to "send" the equine through the gap, at the midway point of the obstacle the handler must ask the equine to halt and show immobility, and then proceed whilst maintaining the partnership leading position.
3. S- Bend.
The handler to halt the equine at the entrance and step in front of and facing the equine.
The handler must walk backwards whilst helping the equine to negotiate the turns.
At the exit, halt, and resume the leading position.
The equine to enter the weave through the off side (RIGHT) shoulder, the handler to remain walking in a straight line, at cone/marker number 5 the handler must stop whilst directing the equine around the cone/marker in a complete turn, regain the leading position and proceed.
Both the handler and equine to pass under, calmly and confidently together.
The handler to halt the equine next to the flag.
The handler to ask the equine to acknowledge and touch it, they should then carry it 5m, holding the flag out in front of themselves and their equine, before placing it down they should perform 5 figure of eights in the air at approx shoulder height, away from and NOT facing the equine.
7.Halt and Wait.
The handler to halt the equine at the first pole and ask him to wait.
The handler should then step across the gap and stand facing the equine, both to show immobility 3 seconds, with a relaxed rope between them.
The handler should then invite the equine to step into the gap and show immobility 3 seconds, and then resume the leading position and together proceed.
Both the handler and equine to cross the tarp, calmly and confidently together. When all four of the equines feet are on the tarp, the handler must ask the equine to halt, show immobility 4 seconds and proceed.
The handler to halt the equine in front of the gate, they should then open the gate, left to right, and both proceed through and turn to face the gate before closing it.
The handler should halt the equine in front of the podium.
The handler must then step up onto the podium themselves, facing the equine.
The handler must then step down on the opposite side facing the equine, they should then invite the equine to step up into and onto the space they have just vacated, front feet only.
The handler should then step towards the equine and place one foot on to the podium and ask the equine to gently step back and down.
Thank your equine, you have both finished.
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