Backup Straight

Rein Back (Ridden)


Goal: back up (rein back) between 2 the poles (8m long, width 1m (L1&2) to 0.8m (L4) Judging will commence when the horse’s front feet are over the start line (the judge will advise the rider) and finish when both the horse’s front feet are behind the finish line. The rider may rein back without stirrups.




Faults: Touching the poles before and after the reining back zone is not counted. Only the rein back is evaluated., Running out or circling before entering the obstacle, Refusal including stepping back, touching poles, Break in horse’s motion,

Style is judged on Calmness and obedience of the horse, Regular backward motion and impulsion, Good rider position & Discreet rider aids