Monday, October 1, 2012

Event Co-ordinator - of sorts

About a month or so ago I started organizing a clinic - a very different clinic than most of my riding friends go to - but a clinic none the less.

The event was held at Happenstance Stables and the clinician is their resident trainer "T".

"T" was great, patient with every rider.  You can see above "E's" horse wasn't sure about the "flooring"
but with gentle, firm but fair coaching "E" and her horse conquered "The Tarp"

Then we headed outside.

There were 10 horse and rider combinations, all of us on our Dressage or Hunter/jumper show horse.

We walked over tire steps...

And over Teeter Toter bridges... 

Over squishy things (there is a mattress under the rubber mats)...

Through a trench with water in the bottom... 

Some horses went up... 

More than one got stuck on top...

Because stepping down is a 100% trust factor.  Horse must trust you, and you must trust your horse... 

Some can walk a straight line... 

But the entire day was about this ~ See that smile ?

Photo credit to my husband.  He spent his entire Saturday out with us horse women!


  1. Love it! We just had a similar day at our barn with obstacles, but your obstacles are way cooler!
    How fun!!!

  2. Congrats on organizing such a fun event. Wonderful stuff for the horses.
    I love your header shot!

  3. I love it! And Rosie and you look great. Great pictures too, nice of hubby to help. This day just looks like so much fun it brought a smile to my face.

  4. Looks like it was a lot of fun!!!

  5. What a fun day! Great way to cross train.

    Thanks for sharing photos with us - some good obstacle ideas there. :D

  6. I love this idea! Good for oyu for organizing it and getting people trying new things. I bet everyone had a great time.

  7. That looks like so much fun!! I want a course like that at my house! Great job coordinating all that! Fun, fun, fun!!

  8. What a facility. Love that outdoor course.


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