You can’t predict the future, but you can be prepared to bring your horse back to attention. Learn to refocus your horse after a distraction.
You don’t have to have an entire trail course setup to practice trail at home. In fact, there’s a lot you can do with just four poles set up as a box. While in competition you often see a 6-foot box used to turn in, but there are several ways you can approach this obstacle at home to improve your steering, cadence, and confidence riding over poles.
Create a supportive vibe that feels good and makes you smile, and you’ll become a more confident, effective rider.