All three kids came off of the trailer well and we got right to work, walking over bridges, logs, through a pool noodle obstacle and more. Emi is super brave and it's fun to do stuff like this with her. One of the first little wood "bridges" I took her on she stepped on and then launched across it. Next I took her through a bunch of various sized logs that were set up as sort of walk poles. She walked over the first 5 or so and then leapt out over the last 3. When we encountered a small natural type ditch she walked right up to it before jumping over. It seems to be her go to move, which is okay with me. I definitely think she will be an excellent jumping horse.
She's getting very comfortable navigating up and down stuff. In the last obstacle area they had a large raised gravel box that you could jump on and then back down. She went towards it eagerly and seemed to really understand the question.
This was her first real bridge and she walked over it easily. Another unusual thing we encountered was a mattress you could walk them over. Emi didn't mind that at all. The only thing she did not like was the water obstacles. Neither were super inviting and although I got her through both she wasn't thrilled. This is where her jumping does not come in handy. If you remember this photo from her first cross country outing in May, you will see a similar launch. Unfortunately she scares herself when she jumps in like that. I'm sure she thinks I'm trying to drown her!
So...more water torture, I mean practice, for this little rascal, but otherwise she's a champ. She loaded well all 4 times today and I was really pleased with that. Hopefully she will be going to a fun obstacle/trail course in November but for now she gets some down time.