Bella Agility Video – 8

No video this time around.

This time with our Agility I decided to try it first at Liberty…just for fun and to see what would happen. I wanted to see what our connection was like, would she follow me, would she ask questions and try things out or would she be needing to be with Stormy or run off?? Here is what happened in pictures….

  1. Weave
  2. Feet in hulahoop
  3. Curtain
  4. Jump
  5. Tarpaulin
  6. Trot poles
  7. Cone fig 8
  8. Labyrinth
  9. Water tray
  10. Distance touch nose to barrel





Afterwards I decided it was a good time to try riding some of the obstacles and again she was brilliant 😉


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Bella’s Agility Video 7

Today I put together our next agility course and as it has a few things on it we’ve not done for a while I know we’ll have to practise SO, here is Bella’s first practise with the course. Things to work on: 4 feet in hoops, curtain, transitions between bunting lane, t-h transition at end.



  1. Trot over pole square
  2. one foot on small pedestal
  3. stand on big pedestal and sidepass horse around pedestal
  4. 4 hooves in 2 hulahoopos
  5. under curtain
  6. moving fig 8’s
  7. under arch
  8. through bunting lane
  9. halt over pole at end of bunting lane
  10. Trot over pole into square and halt in centre 🙂



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Bella’s Agility Video 6

After a few months off over Winter here is Bella’s 6th Agility course, it was fun and we did have a couple of sessions playing with it as she really likes consistency and learns by repeating things over a few days/weeks 😉


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Bella’s Agility Video 5

Last Agility with Bella was in October last year, it’s been 2 and a bit months and we didn’t practise this course at all, just trying it out to see how we get on. I think we did really well 😉

This is the set up of the course:









I also did the same course with big Stormy at LIBERTY, to show what we are working towards….

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Bella’s Agility Video 4


This is our FIRST attempt at some of these tasks:
1) draw/drive over pole
(done before but she preferred me working in front of her so need to work on being beside her as a S2M task)
2) Carrying Sacks
(first try and she was fine with it)
3) Over Bottle Bank
(first try and she was SO COOL with this task)
4) Trot poles on blocks
(never done poles on blocks and she was fab)
5) Circle in walk both ways
(done before so she did this nicely, her changes of direction are getting really smooth too)
6) Circle in trot both ways
(done before but thinking I need to start working on our 22′ line now)
7) Weave in trot both ways
(such a good girl with such a small-ish circle too)
8) Fig 8’s in trot
(again, just started doing more trot work so I was impressed with her today)
9) Over pedestal/under arch
(putting two tasks together can be hard but she got it okay, did it twice as wanted her to do it better than the first time)
10) Front feet on a carpet square
(put feet on/in things before but new to carpet)
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Bella’s Agility Video 3

Here is a map of the course (we missed #11 – the sidepass on the round pen but never mind 😉

1. Weave walk
2. Flag familiarisation
3. Narrow bunting lane
4. Arch
5. Curtain
6. Draw/Drive between two barrls
7. 2 front feet over pole and sidepass off
8. Tarp transitions
9. 2 feet on pedestal
10. Jump
11. 2 front feet in hulahoop
12. Relax by mounting block


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Bella’s Agility Video 2

Didn’t manage to sort out doing a video for this course but here’s some pics of Bella doing it really well 🙂

The Course….

1. Pole – Transition
2. Under Arch
3. Trot over poles
4. Onto Tarp, halt for 5 seconds then walk off
5. Walk calmly through Scary Lane
6. Jump
7. 2 front feet in hula hoop
8. Walk Cone Weave
9. Under Curtain
10. Front feet on Pedestal





























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Bella Agility Video 1

Bella has learnt the basic ABC’s of HorseSavvy Horsemanship over the last 8 weeks we’ve owned her and she is progressing really nicely. Using obstacles is a great way to help her understand the HS moves and to bring about another dimension of understanding our ‘cues’ together and I use those obstacles individually and then build to an Agility course where the cues and techniques come together in a more flowing way.

Here is Bella’s 3rd small Agility course, we’ve started to bring in more testing obstacles such as a longer scary corridor,  the arch and the small jump, soon it will have the ‘curtain’ too but only once she’s happier about going under the arch 🙂

Here is the map of Bella’s 1st Agility course

  1. Trot poles
  2. Cone weave
  3. Scary corner
  4. Tarp
  5. Fig 8’s
  6. Labyrinth
  7. 2 feet on pedestal





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