Tagged with Obstacle course

Sensory Trail Ideas

Sorry it’s been a while, we were travelling for a whole month! (With a 4 now 8 week old!) One stop was back home in California, where there are plenty of horse barns in the hills where both our parents live. One barn in particular has a sensory trail or obstacle course by the road that sparks … Continue reading

Obstacle Course Shapes

Here are some ideas for spicing up your obstacle courses! When deciding which shape to use for your obstacle course, keep in mind: The rider’s balance (shallow or tight turns) The rider’s processing time (able to handle long or short straightaways, aka turns coming up quickly or not) Your ability to see everyone in the … Continue reading

4 Obstacle Course Patterns

Here are 4 new obstacle course patterns that I have seen used at our barn lately. Obstacle Course Patterns #1 #2 #3 #4 (The yellow star marks a convenient place to stand so you can always see everyone.) Bonus: Example Lesson Plan! Lesson Plan for Pattern #4: Direct and Indirect Rein Steering Safety Check Mount … Continue reading

Ground Pole Patterns

AKA things you can do with poles! For your obstacle course, that is. Here are some things I have seen over the past few weeks that I wanted to share with you, all ways to use ground poles in your lessons. Ground Pole Patterns (Note the nifty blog reference in the image. I am getting fancy!) … Continue reading