Red Class Level 2.

Open to all.
Includes trot.
Includes back up.
Progressive
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Red Two.

1. Touch.
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 in walk through the gap, the handler to remain outside of the obstacle. The handler should ask the equine to halt at the exit, show immobility and then ask the equine to back up 3 strides staying along side and maintaining the partnership leading position. The handler should be facing the same direction as the equine and step backwards themselves.
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.

4. Weave.
The equine and handler to both enter the weave through the equines off side (RIGHT) shoulder, in trot, they should both weave together. At cone/marker number 5 they must complete a full turn around the cone/marker.
5. Arch.
Both the handler and equine to pass under in trot, calmly and confidently together.
6. Flag.
The handler to halt the equine next to the flag. 
The handler to pick up the flag and ask the equine to acknowledge and touch it, they should then perform 3 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 across the gap, show immobility, and then ask the equine to step backwards, hind feet only, over pole (B) show immobility and then proceed

8. Tarpaulin.
 The handler to "send" the  equine in trot, calmly and confidently over the tarp.
9. Gate. 
The handler to halt the equine in front of the gate, they should then open the gate, left to right, the handler only to step through the gate and facing their equine, ask them to halt, show immobility 4 seconds and then invite the equine through to join them. The equine must turn and come back to the handlers shoulder, both should be facing the gate before closing it.
10. Podium.
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.
Show immobility.
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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