Re Handy Horse :- Just to let you know there are some" TREC like" challenges in the HH this year. Also no obstacle is compulsory so if you don't fancy it just miss it out and score 0. The Handy Horse is designed to be fun as well as a test of team work and is a great way of getting to know your mount in more depth and preparing you both for every day experiences. Like any discipline the more you practice the more confident and better you will get. Your horse will trust you more and will handle/be easier to handle in previously "worrying" situations. Hope you decide to give it a go, Jocelyn.