Training for Trail Competition
Hello everyone! Show season is coming up. Last year I had my very first horse show and I did alright in the trail competition. I'm hoping to train more this year and do even better. Here are the obstacles I have in mind so far. I'd appreciate everyone's opinion on other obstacles I may want to work with and how I should create them. So far I have:
-A gate obstacle (rope between 2 poles that you have to walk through and refasten without dropping)
-A wooden "bridge"
-A barrel with a jacket on top of it (you have to stop and rub the jacket on your horse's neck and back)
-A square on the ground that your horse has to turn a circle in
-The shape of the letter "L" your horse has to back through
-A mailbox obstacle (where you have to get something out of a mailbox, show it, and put it back.)
Those were all obstacles I encountered in the trail class I was in last year. I want to improve working with them, but I also want to be ready for anything else they might throw at us. Does anyone have any other ideas, hopefully from other trail classes you've done, on other obstacles I could practice?