OK, minus the "extreme," "cowboy," and "race" parts. But it was still fun.
This was last Saturday's event at the training/boarding facility down the road. Nice people; nice place. They worked really hard to put this UHCA show together, with no help or guidance from the organization (and therefore no advertising).
Pics didn't turn out too great, so you get to see the pseudo-highlights and the LOL's.
Go down wooden stairs
Cross over a tarp on the ground
Go through a tarp tunnel
Go over/through the "deadfall"
Back 20-ish feet uphill
Go over and across a wooden bridge and down some steep steps
Go over a teeter-totter
Raise a banner by pulling a string with lever in a tree
Cross through streamers and noodles
(love this photo!)
Sidepass in, get a raincoat out of the mailbox, rub it on your horse, replace it, and sidepass out
Go down some rough logs/steps
Rotate a "merry-go-round"/gate
Drag some noisy milk jugs
Carry a flag (and take a dump)
Admittedly, there were only four entries in the open class, but all were good riders on broke horses. I think I was the slowest-moving of the bunch (never breaking a slow jog), but I was also the only one who didn't break the time limit on any of the obstacles (with only one minor and brief refusal on the side-passing part). I won, and recouped a little over half my overpriced entry fee!
But I had fun, and was proud of my horse. Got a lot of nice comments and offers to buy Brandy...