I decided to complete the February Interdressage Practical Horsemanship test with Mystic. And Mystic and I decided to tackle it last night, with our helpful cameraman Todd! For this competition you pick 5 out of a list of 20 obstacles challenges and complete them on camera. For Mystic I chose: rubbing her all over with a plastic bag, leading her while I pull a wheelbarrow, backing through poles, twirling an umbrella on either side of her and walking across a tarp. You also have to do walk/trot in both directions. Mystic was an absolute rock star! Especially for walking across the tarp. Some horses take years to do that, others never will. When I was unfolding it and laying it out she stood on it and wouldn't get off! There were some minor handler errors, but overall it was pretty awesome. I couldn’t get a trot in-hand but was able to do a few strides on a lunge. She blew me away with how brave and sensible she is. I’m feeling pretty proud and lucky today.
We’re booked in to attend a trail obstacle clinic at the end of April and I think she will do great!