How to Build a (Simple) Horse Trail Course* (Value $39)
“Simple” means the item can be easily purchased or constructed with basic tools (hammer, drill, skill saw) and basic construction skills. These items are easily portable and great for your own yard or barn, as well as enjoying with your riding friends.
CHAPTER 1: Building Trail Obstacles for Horses
If you have been around a horse very long, you understand if a horse can break it, it will. This guide provides you with sound, time tested advice and ideas for trail obstacles.
CHAPTER 2: Materials Details & Tools List for Trail Obstacles
Materials, a list of tools, and finish recommends so you know you need and can get started quickly.
CHAPTER 3: Classifying Trail Obstacles: Kinds & Groups of Trail Obstacles
Trail Obstacles fall in to a few categories /groups of items by the foundation skills used to complete the obstacle. I label these groups KINDS: Crossing Obstacles, Manuevers, Immobility, DeSpooking, and Advanced. This is how we talk about trail obstacles when we are using them with our horse.
When we are building trail obstacles they are divided into “Sections of Obstacles”. This refers to the parts/pieces/building materials we need to build obstacles. In the construction content, you will find the obstacles arranged in sections of similar components for building.
CHAPTER 4: Detailed Instructions for Building and Creating a Trail Course
Each section of Obstacles gives you detailed obstacle ideas including how to build, illustrations and dimensions.
- Crossing Obstacles
- Obstacles with Uprights
- Obstacles with Group Poles
- Despooking Items & Things to Carry
- More Fun Obstacles
CHAPTER 5: Guidelines for Setting up your Trail Course
Learn the basics of setting up your trail course for a great practice and training experience. We will discuss lines of travel, bringing energy up and down, variety and levels of difficulty.
CHAPTER 6: Obstacle Building Plans
PLAN 1: Basic Bridge with Teeter-Totter option
I share the plans and building instructions for my most versatile bridge with bonus info on how to make your bridge into a basic teeter-totter obstacle.
PLAN 2: Versatile Uprights & Curtains
This versatile jump standard type design works for multiple obstacles including: rope gaits, curtains, pushing through pool noodles, mail boxes and holding obstacles to carry.
PLAN 3: Trot Over Stands
These multilevel stands are the perfect height and beneficial for trot overs especially when sending your horse.
CHAPTER 7: Hauling & Storing your Obstacles in Limited Space
Is your space limited? Do you board? Do you need to haul your obstacles? Your course will fit in a small space. Let me show you how.
CHAPTER 8: Build Your Own Trail Course Step by Step Checklist
Yes, follow this list step-by-step and have your trail course ready in a weekend.
BONUS #1: “Trail Obstacle Box” Supplies Checklist (Value: Priceless)
I show you what I keep in my “Trail Obstacle Box” that I take to clinics and Trail Rider Challenge events to add a touch of creativity to obstacles. Checklist includes where to purchase items. Delivered by email.
BONUS #2: BUILD TRAIL OBSTACLES Private Facebook Community
After your purchase you will receive an email with a link to the exclusive private group!
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME BONUS: 101+ Trail Obstacle Ideas (Value: $14)
A list of 150+ Trail Obstacles you can set up and use from the instructions in How to Build a Simple Trail Course. Delivered by email.
Total Value: $53 + Checklist & FB Group
Today’s Price: $27 Ebook