Site safety and obstacle design.
The welfare, both mentally and physically, of the equine should always be paramount and above all else.
Pay particular attention to where you site your obstacles.
Always set you equine up to succeed.
Don't place any obstacles close to wire or electric fences.
Flat ground is always favourable.
Consider the weather conditions, wet ground can become slippery, wind can blow over obstacles.
Throughout this website you will find many examples and pictures of the obstacles we use.
It can't be emphasised enough that the construction of the obstacles must be safe.
It is counter productive to loose the trust you are building with your equine, by an obstacle coming apart and frightening them.
When constructing them, always think of the worst case possible scenario and err on the side of caution.
Gaffer tape is an agility obstacles best friend.
Screws should be used in place of nails.
Poly Pipe that is lightweight, is favourable to make anything that the equine has to walk under.
Tarpaulins or carpet to walk over, need to be weighted with a pole on either side.