When done properly, a pinwheel obstacle within a trail pattern should look effortless. The reality is that the pinwheel is one of the more challenging obstacles you’ll see in a trail class. But it should only be done after you’ve gone through basic trail obstacles and have given your horse time to get comfortable navigating over multiple poles.
Do you have complete control over where every foot lands when riding your horse? Foot placement is crucial for precise navigation of any obstacle, whether it be poles or logs in a trail or ranch riding pattern, working through tires in an obstacle course, or navigating unsure footing on a trail. Where your horse’s first foot lands right before you enter the obstacle can make or break your execution. Here I’ll give you tips to ace that placement every time.