Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mountain Trail Course

Today was another road trip. Joni and I headed over to my friend Nicole's house. Her property borders BLM land and lots of amazing trails. Can you say "water crossings!". But first, her neighbor had this amazing trail course. We had to check that out. This woman does competitive trail mountain courses, so she built one in her back yard. Lucky us! Unfortunately I was having so much fun trying all the obstacles, I didn't get many picures, but imagine a bunch of "stations" with different tasks. I loved all the trenches and there was this pulley thing that you lifted up by backing your horse and up comes and big tire and tarp. Joni's horse Sky, did great through the car wash and Nicole's horse Ari, jumped in the trenches. It was so cool and it gave us lots of good ideas. It also showed us what we need to work on. Car wash Maddy...go through it,don't eat it! Then we hit the trails......(to be continued)


14 comments:

Mikey said...

oooo, that's an excellent trail course! That gives me some ideas... thanks!

Kate said...

Cool stuff - man, that trench with tires scares ME!

Lori Skoog said...

A very creative course! Especially love that last photo.

One Red Horse said...

Red and I have been doing Trail Trials and found them fun and challenging. I'd love to have a course like that to practice on.

Jean said...

What a cool idea!! Looks like fun and, for sure, some super training opportunities.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I'm so impressed your horses do this! Mine would bolt.

allhorsestuff said...

COOLO Jules!
Yea, I have wanted to build strange things and be able to "TRAIN" with them...since Wa got to0 pass on so many at the Trail Trial..she has tried to buffalo me...well...I tell her..you know what happened to those buffalo!

Oh! I Am hopeful again...talked to Tammy the other night...leaving it in the Lords hands...I can't look anymore!
Kac

jane augenstein said...

Wow, a lot of neat stuff to train with, I should do that here. Gilly would love it. Can't wait to see more.

JJ said...

That trail course is awesome! It sounds like you had alot of fun in it.

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

WOW..that looks like such fun! I wonder if my Laz would love that course or be terrified?! LOL! Either way...what fun!

Carol said...

WOW!

That course sounds really neat. I think if I were to raise a tarp like that in front of my horse, we'd be in the next state- LOL

Grif has never been a fan of "flappy" things and we do work on that occasionally. I think one standing up on it's own though -vs- "mom" holding on to it might be a bit much....

I guess I know what I need to work on just by reading your blog! haha :-P

Rising Rainbow said...

That looks like loads of fun. What a great opportunity for you and Maddy.

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Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Looks like fun. Wish Apache and I could been there to try out some of those cool obstacles!

That last picture is so pretty :)

~Lisa