Be sure to lead the horse around the Star in both directions.
Stepping nicely thru the tires.
Sometimes it takes a little encouragement asking the horse to step thru the tires. In this photo, it shows me walking with him thru the tires. At times, I will stand on the other side of the obstacles, facing the horse, and ask him to come thru.
With two feet up.
The logs on the side of the bridge act as a visual tunnel to guide the horse to the center of the bridge. Skumur starts with two feet up, then we take a short rest.
Skumur stands calmly on the Bridge
After a brief respite following the first two feet on the bridge, Skumur is asked to come all the way up. The photo shows him standing calmly before being asked to come all the way forward and "disembark" from the "deep end".
Two Feet Up
Boy, he's doing well for the first time on the obstacle course!
All Four Feet Up
It was very surprising to me that Skumur did so well on his first attempt at the obstacle course. Usually it takes a few times to ask the horse all the way up on the platform.