Many of my students say “I don’t have any big goals, I just want to trail ride.” I don’t think they realize what a big goal that is. To be able to have fun trail riding means that you must have the following prerequisite solidly in place:
As a rider, you also have to have certain skills. You must be able to do the following:
Competitive Trail Riding is trail riding with a goal. Obstacles such as gates, water, sideways logs and back throughs are set up over the course of a trail ride. Horses and riders are judged on their relationship and horsemanship at these obstacles.
This course will teach you how to teach your horse these skills, or take an experienced horse and feel what it feels like to enjoy yourself on a ride because you have the confidence to deal with the unpredictable. All of this while exploring the breath taking views of the Wyoming wilderness!