Tons of fun! Perfect weather, beautiful scenery, and the obstacles were great! For each obstacle they had 2 ways to ride, depending upon whether you were "trail boss" (the really experienced) or "green horn". The first obstacle was just a couple of really steep moguls to manuever, second was a tarp to walk across, third was the usual walk in, back out obstacle, 4 was in the woods, a metal trash can hung between 2 trees that you had to ride up to and hit the trash can, 5 was walking through an area with animals(this time they were bears, deer, gazelles with long horns, and a hunter sitting in the middle who got up when you approached. 6 was walking up to a barrel, taking one of those stall balls on a rope off the barrel, drag it behind you to the next barrel (tough, since it bounced)and place it on the second barrel, 7 was go up to a farmers market type booth, take an ear of corn out of the basket(with the crinkly sounding leaves on it), show it to the judge and take it to a barrel, placing it on the barrel. 8 was what we call a car wash....a piece of indoor outdoor carpet cut in strips and hung between 2 trees that you had to walk thru, 9 was a gate-a tough one, since it was one of the big metal field gates that swung downhill away from you, and if you backed up you were Dq'd (which we were, since we backed up to position to open it) and 10 was a ditch to manuever. We had a great time, and we WON JUDGES CHOICE! SO cool, since that is judged on attitude, etc. I was very pleased, since I had not trail ridden this guy since I bought him in the spring, and we really just went for the experience and for fun.
Today we are going to a friends to trail ride....another great place, where he will live next summer-hoping to beat the rain.
Easy ideas to work on at home during the winter and get ready for next season. These are SO much fun.