Another competition that is new to me is the Trail Challenge. From the little online information I've been able to come up with, it would appear to be similar to the above competition in that it's a timed event over obstacles you'd find on a trail. This rather excites me, as back in the day (before children and graying hairs), trail was my favorite class to compete in. When my horse and I would show up, the others would begin quivering in their boots. Okay, maybe not. But I did tend to place high and was known as one of those to beat. I LOVE TRAIL! I'm going to have to look into this type of competition a little further and see if there are many here in my area.
Sunny gets up close and personal with Pokey
Super Scary tent creates narrower than usual entrance to the trail.
This is the sort of stuff we do here on a daily basis. It doesn't amount to a whole lot of time, and sometimes it's hard to picture leading a horse to pasture as training, but it all counts towards something in the end.