Driven TREC – Water Crossing


A natural body of water with gently sloping edges with entrance and exit marked by flags.


To pass through the obstacle in a calm and willing manner.

In TREC water crossings must be executed at a WALK.


  • The depth of the crossing must be suitable for the size of horse
  • Gently sloping edges
  • Width: 2 meters minimum.

Effectiveness Faults:

  • Break in forward motion, change of gait
  • Running out
  • Stepping back
  • Refusal 
  • Circling before the obstacle

Choice of Gait:

Walk is compulsory

Any change in gait (not corrected) is considered as dangerous driving.


  • No whip in the hand – 10
  • Brutality -10
  • Dangerous driving – 10
  • Driver or groom stepping down from the carriage -30
  • Tipped carriage – 50
  • Uncorrected course error – Elimination

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