Navigating an obstacle course with guidance from a handler
Horse and handler work close together
Equine agility or horse agility is a sport similar to dog agility but using horses. Horses are asked to navigate an obstacle course with guidance from a human handler on the ground. At lower levels, the horse may be guided with a lead rope but at higher levels the horse works without a lead and in some cases, without a halter. There also are competition levels where horses compete in the "wild" — outside of an enclosed arena, and competitions where horses are not judged live but rather via video sent in by their handlers. Any equine of any size may compete in agility, including miniature horses, donkeys, mules and draft horses.
Rest place/daily stay
Box, paddock and enclosed meadow
An equine agility horse should be quick to learn, obedient, self confident and have strong nerves. In higher classes, the horses even perform their tasks without any halter or bridle in the open field.
Equine agility horses must be well balanced horses which can be shoed and trimmed anywhere.
Usual shoeing places
For an Equine Agility horse, there are no special shoeing instructions. Usually these horses can do their work without any hoof protection. Nevertheless, temporary hoof protection (hoof boots) is conceivable.