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I have a summer camp coming up at my barn and my friend and I are trying to convince our trainer to play games in the field like tag, capture the flag, and games like that. Our fields are divided in two (in on field there is a line of woods that leads 20ish foot path to the other big side of the field, so if we wanted to do something with two teams we could easily put a boundary between sides. Any ideas of the safest way to do this so our trainer will allow it? We all are advanced riders and we would be riding dependable horses, but maybe some mares so we wouldnt be able to get to close to one another, so that would have to be a variable in the games. Thanks for all your help!!!
You could play capture the flag...and use pool noodles or devise a tail or something that goes on your wrist or horse's mane to take of to go to jail. You could do a "speed limit" like no faster than a trot. Or red light green light.
If you have noodles you could do tag or anything without horses having to get too close to each other.
Another thing could be to make a miniature UHCA type course.
I dont understand what riding a mare has to do with it.....sorry I am a mare person and would rather be on one of my mares then on a gelding for anything. That said...sit down with your trainers and discuss rules....dont argue with them but discuss their worries about it logically. The noodles idea is great.