Sorry once again, no pictures! I realized something the other day... I haven't done any training on the obstacles in CTR and Chrome is almost five, which is the age you can start competing. I don't have the money to compete right now, but I don't want him to not be trained when I do have the money so I need to get started on that now. Besides you spend more time training for a sport than actually competing and the training is the fun part, so what am I waiting for?
So what I've decided I'm going to do is write down all of the obstacles listed on the ACTHA website here https://www.actha.us/obstacles and pick one each week to work on. I don't want to be in a hurry or push him too hard so obviously if a week isn't enough time I will extend it. Some of them we can already do so there's no reason to spend more than a week working on them. Even if he already knows one I want to work on variables since each competition can vary on each obstacle.
So here is the list of obstacles (you can see descriptions on the website):
360 Degree Turn/Spin
Animal on the Run
Barrel Board Pinwheel
Don't feed the bears!
Don't spray me!
Frog in Pond
Hat Pick Up
Turn on Forehand
Turn on Haunches
Some of these are going to be tough like the up and down banks because I don't have access to any, but I'll figure it out. I'm going to choose one for this week, but I'm all for you guys chiming in with whichever one I should work on next week! I'm thinking for this week I want to work on Frog in Pond since I already have a wading pool and it will be a fun way to celebrate turning our outside water back on after a long winter of hauling water from the well house hehe. If you decide to chime in on our choices keep in mind right now I don't have any cavaletti poles! I'll let you know when I have some available.
I'm going to tag these posts with CTR Obstacle Training, so you can always choose that tag in the labels in the sidebar if you want to review the posts as we make progress through them. :D