No Worries Club Imaginative Obstacle Contest
Sometimes I think I get a little carried away. But when I hear the Challenge was to create an imaginative obstacle, my mind goes into this other gear. (You’re right, I think it is called lunacy). Anyway we accepted the challenge and here is our entry. He took a couple of hours to prepare everything and then we tried to video some of the construction process. It’s a new camera and editing software I’m learning. But, I think you will get the general idea. Jessie, my Foundation Quarter Horse Mare trained in the Method, is, as usual the star of the show.
We realized right off the bat, to win a No Worries Club contest takes a big effort so, I fired up the drill press, dug out the shop vac and air compressor, rifled through old pvc parts to put everything together. This is that story…..
We had a cat repellent can with a motion detector that let off a high pitch sound and a spray mist. We had two fans, one with balloons, one with streamers. We had bailing twine with wine corks and balloons hanging from a tree. Oh, and we had a lawn spinner. And, of course a tarp.
We had some noise makers I hooked up to the back of the vacuum cleaner. The sound of the noise makers scared the crap out of every dog in the neighborhood – How did Jessie do? See for yourself. We have a video.
Below are some still photos of the obstacle, but because a still photo was not going to tell the whole story or convey the sound, we produced a short little video.