Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Horse...Course of Obstacles!

This summer while riding at the "Flying M Ranch", we were excited to find that an obstacle course had been constructed on the property. It was fun to "test" the horses on this course and I got to ride both Little Lady and The King through the course several times. There was only one obstacle that I thought might give us problems...but I was delighted to find out that they both went through everything with flying colors!

Here's the course from a distance!
The dreaded car wash monster!

An "L" shaped gully!
A very deep gully!
A wooden bridge!
"L" shaped bales of straw!
A 2ft dirt platform to jump up onto, then jump down and go over these logs!
The deep gully as well as the "L" shaped gully and straw obstacles were sooooo easy for my kids that we even did them all backing up to make it more of a challenge!
And the bridge was completed first try by both of them!
Still no problem on first try for both!!!
Now it's time for the dreaded car wash monster! As you can see, the wind was up this day and I was not sure how it would go. This is the day I was riding The King.

We are right in the middle of the car wash and the "fingers" are blowing all over us! I could not get a very good picture one handed. The King could care less! Little Lady was such a good girl...she was not too sure about the car wash but all I had to do was ask her and then reassure her that she was ok and she went right through! Jesse will do all of this first try too! I am sooooo lucky to have these equines in my life!!!

Your Desert Rose!


  1. I have always wanted to try a course like that! It would be so much fun. Looks like LL and the King did very well!

  2. That car wash thing is cool. I hope someday to be able to make a permanent obstacle course like this. So much fun!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun. I don't know if I would be able to get the dustbuster through the car wash!

  4. We'd have to work up tot the car wash monster, for sure! Good job!

  5. What great ponies! I'm not sure how my horse would do with the carwash! :) Would be fun to try, though!!

  6. What good horses! :) You are very lucky. And you take better photos on horseback than I do. LOL

  7. This looks like a challenge! I'm glad you had cooperative horsies. That car wash does look like it could be scary, the real thing is certainly a bit freaky, I don't like them!

  8. That is such a neat course. You have some trusting, calm horses to ride. Lucky you!
    Those logs aren't easy either. Try them youself by walking over them on all fours...hands and feet.



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