Here is a video of Montana taking a tarp training test. She passed with flying colors (okay only one flying color as the tarp is blue ). As the video shows, the tarp is thrown in every direction while with a rider. The purpose is to simulate any number of situations that might happen on the trail including the guy next to you putting on a slicker and the wind blowing it over the head of your horse. Montana is a great little filly that has come along way in a short amount of time. We will be showing you more of her as time permits. She is steady, calm, and dependable.
All of the horses in our two-year training program undergo tarp training and get tested. We were especially pleased with this young mare because she hasn’t been in the actual training program all that long. In fairness, we have worked with her from the ground since she was a baby. Keep your eye on this one, she is going to make a spectacular trail horse.