Once you have walked through the GAP you have "crossed the ditch" and are on NZ rules. This Section to the MALTESE CROSS is called the DRIVE and is now a 15 metre wide course. The Competitor and the dog must move the sheep directly towards the obstacle, without getting in front of the sheep. The Competitor may move freely within the course to assist with moving the sheep, but should not run around or over assist the dog. If the sheep break back the competitor can not go back but must get the dog to bring the sheep forward again. The DRIVE ends when the sheep enter the free working area of the MALTESE CROSS. The Judges will have expected to see free flowing work.
Our Sheepdog club is for working sheepdog breeds and hold regular training days to assist people with training their dogs. We also organise and run the Trans Tasman Trial at Bungendore.