Shetland Pony Agility
Horse Agility uk's little brother !
Shetland Pony Agility is open to all small ponies 43" & under.
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Shetland's love agility, they are brilliant at it.
As their handler you have a lot to live up to, these small courageous ponies will often take on anything they are asked to do. You will need to up your game to stay ahead of their agility skills.
Horse Agility is about the partnership, horse and handler working together to negotiate a course of obstacles, Shetland Pony Agility is no different, except however, your pony has already read the handbook, and thinks he is one step ahead of you!
In all seriousness it is easy to get carried away with such a willing partner and forget the horsemanship element of Shetland Pony Agility.
Working with a smaller partner can have it's own challenges, you don't have eye contact for one.
Being able to see your equines facial expressions can tell you a lot about what they are thinking and feeling.
This means you will have to work harder to read your ponies body language and stay in touch with him.
All the elements of Horse Agility apply to Shetland Pony Agility, communication and partnership.
Some you will find easier because of their size, others will not be so easy, but then that's the challenge !
Let the fun begin !
Shetland Pony Agility has it's own category and classes for you to enter, so you will only ever be competing against other small ponies. We also have our own league for you to participate in.
There are also 4 proficiency levels for you to attain to. Everybody starts with the Newcomers level, this is an introductory class, designed to give you and your pony, the feel of competing. The next 3 levels are, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Progression through these levels is explained in Classes.
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