A flagged corridor marked by fixed poles on level ground.
– Length: 8 meters
– Width: 0.5 meters
Dimensions are the same for all Levels.
Moving through the corridor without touching the bars and keeping to the initially chosen gait.
Scoring This Obstacle
See also: Ridden Obstacles / Scoring
Effectiveness Faults (E Score) -3 per incident
BEFORE the obstacle:
– Running Out
– Error of Course Corrected
– Stepping Back
IN the obstacle:
– Break of Gait
– Touching the pole(s) 1 fault per contact
Choice of Gait (G Score)
LEVELS 1 & 2 / USA: Walk -2 / Trot 0 / Canter +3
LEVELS 3 & 4 / USA + FITE: Walk: X (No Score) / Trot -2 / Canter +3
For break of gait: the lowest gait is scored. Recovery of the original gait NA.
Penalties (P Score)
– Brutality (-5)
– Dangerous Riding (-5)
– Fall of Horse or Rider (Rider Excused)
– Leaving The Obstacle (-10)
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Obstacle Building Tip:
Fixing ground poles makes this obstacle safer and minimizes the need for re-setting. Method shown: PVC poles fixed using landscaping spikes in pre-drilled holes. Spikes can also be used on the outside of solid or square poles.
Mini Clinic – Tips for Success
Preparation / Introduction / Trouble Shooting
Start with Corridor In Hand.
Be sure to enter the obstacle with a straight approach, and establish your gait / rhythm well before entering the obstacle – especially at the trot and canter. Look ahead to the next obstacle or (if schooling) pick a spot to ride to vs. stopping after completing the obstacle.
Take It Up a Level!
Some ways to make this obstacle more challenging:
- Position the corridor on an angle to other obstacles.
- Place a jump before the corridor.
- Place Ridden Immobility, S-Bend, or other walk obstacle immediately after the corridor.
A. E Score: 4 / S Score: 2 / Total: 6
B. E Score: 7 / S Score: 3 / Total: 10
C. E Score: 1 / S Score: 2 / Total: 3
D. E Score: 7 / S Score: 2 / Total: 9*
*In the PTV gaited horses may gait instead of trot.