Equine Advice


Gypsy, the Equine Encyclopedia, has something to say about Trail class. Like all shetlands, she is always watching, listening and learning.

Trail is offered at many horse shows and involves obastacles such as a water box, a gate, trot poles or a bridge.  The obstacles are arranged in a pattern and each obstacle has a maximum score of 10.  At the end of the course, the points from each obstacle are added together for a final score.

Trail is judged on the accuracy of the horse and the rider’s ability to remember the course.  Trail can be ridden either english or western, depending on the class.  Ponies enjoy the challenge but can make up their own course, too.


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