Trail Course of the Month 8/19
Sorry, I took a little break, but I'm back with a very nice course by my friend Don Lehman.
I had the pleasure of being one of the judges at the AQHA Celebration & EMO Western States Championships in Las Vegas, NV in early July of this year. This course really flew well. It was challenging and able to get a large number of horses through in a timely manner.
This course started out with difficulty with a lope spoke in obstacle 1. A very quick lead change was required at #2 and right into another challenging and different lope spoke in obstacle 3.
After all that loping the horses were required to drop down in gears to a jog and both clear poles and make sharp turns simultaneously.
Horses needed to use there fine motor skill finally in obstacles 5 and 6.
The final obstacles required jogging, stopping, backing and walk overs. Horses had to slow down and exercise caution and carefulness after a lot of steady forward motion.
12/8/2019 06:49:15 am
I live in Minnesota and manage a small show. Most facilities don’t have this many poles. We also don’t have time or volunteers to set up course like these. Can you design some courses that can be set up quickly wth less poles.
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