The height and dimensions of your Agility Trail obstacles should be, unless otherwise stated, relative and suitable to your equine.
Careful thought and consideration should be given to their construction.
SAFE and SENSIBLE
2 poles on the ground
1.5x equines length distance apart
Approach and halt at the first pole
Ask equine to step forward and step over the pole, front feet only and HALT
Ask equine to step forward into the gap and HALT
Ask equine to step forward over the second pole, front feet only and HALT
Proceed forward to next obstacle.
2x Barrels ( or similar )
Height should be approx' between where your own knee sits on the saddle and your foot in the stirrup.
Approach barrel (A) HALT along side and Pick Up ( anything small and suitable )
Carry to barrel (B)
HALT along side and put down Pick Up
The reins should be carried in the RIGHT hand.
5 cones/markers placed approx' 3m apart
2x barriers, height no lower than equines knee height
Following the pattern, each barrel is encircled without crossing your path.