I bet you’ve all heard of dog agility but, be honest, how many of you have heard of horse agility? That’s what I thought, not many, and when you consider that the sport was started back in 2009 that’s not really a surprise. There’s not a huge amount of difference between dog and horse agility except scale!
One of the great things about horse agility is that you don’t need to travel anywhere to compete, all you need is a horse, a long lead line and a yard. Yes, you can attend events organized by the International Horse Agility Club (IHAC) but there are also Online Horse Agility events where you build the course (the plans are published on the IHAC website) then film yourself negotiating it before submitting it online. With the youngest competitor being only 4 and the oldest being in their 70s, horse agility is most definitely for everybody. It’s also perfect for strengthening the relationship between you and your horse.
Horse agility is open to everybody regardless of where you live or how old you are so what are you waiting for, check out the IHAC website for details on how to get started.
Horse Agility is for everyone, especially horses!Vanessa Bee, Founder Horse Agility and The Horse Agility Club
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