In this particular Equagility course, the obstacles are: 1. a tarpaulin to cross; 2. five cones to weave through; 3. a scary corner (a corridor made up of "spooky" objects); 4. an L bend (poles forming a 1m wide L shaped corridor) and 5. a 5 second halt followed by a 5 step back up. The obstacles are to be completed first on line (or at liberty) and then ridden using only the same equipment! A bareback pad is allowed, but strictly no saddles! For liberty, only a neck string is allowed.
For me, the fun is in getting to ride my ponies bareback in just a headcollar. Fond memories of a mis-spent youth perhaps. Although I am far more confident riding my ponies bareback now than I ever was as a teenager! Since starting an exploration of "natural horsemanship" methods, I feel far better equipped to ensure that the experience is a calm and a safe one. Oh, and having a nice round comfortable cob to sit on helps too :-D