Upstairs & Downstairs: Tips for Navigating Your Horse Safely

Horses can go up and down stairs. Going up stairs is typically easier for most horses than going down stairs.

Depending on how steep the stairs are, the horse can see the step coming up and then approximate it’s location to go up them.

Going down stairs is harder for a horse. The reason for this is that they can’t see the stair beneath them so they have to step blindly down.

There are some items to consider for safety.

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One of the most challenging obstacles an eventing horse has to face, for example, is jumping off of a platform into water.