Making a start
For the handler
Hard hat ( compulsive for juniors)
Suitable foot wear
No whips or sticks
For your equine
A well fitting headcollar
A lead rope ( 12' if possible)
Boots are optional
You probably already have enough bits and pieces around the home and stables to put together the beginnings of your agility course, to get started you just need a few poles, cones, jump wings, some bunting and flags.
Give a thought to Site Safety.
Flat, even ground is best, away from any wire or electric fences.
Your practice mindset.
Work with your equine as your partner.
The quality of your practice is determined by you and your desire to help and support your equine.
Everything your equine offers you through his behaviour is communication, so don't let it fall on deaf ears.
Make your Equine Agility practice, quality time spent in conversation with your equine. Look, listen and support.
Let the obstacles pose the questions and then work together to find the answers.
Equine Agility is not a training method, which means it doesn't matter "how" you do it. If you choose to compete it will be your relationship with your equine that is under scrutiny by the judge. Your partnership abilities, how you work as a team, are what will win you the prizes, however if you put the relationship with your equine first, you will always be a winner !