Varied Footing is a Working Equitation obstacle included in the United States Working Equitation Rules published in December 2016.
According to the Rules, this obstacle may consist of “any variety of natural, safe, uneven or textured footing.” For example, this might include sand, bark, grass clippings, gravel, rubber mats, flat wood sheets, or wet ground. The footing should be safe for horses to travel across. The obstacle should be a minimum of 2 meters by 4 meters (6 x 13 feet).
Execution – The rider will enter the obstacle at a walk, cross at a walk, and proceed at the prescribed gait upon exiting.
For complete details about this obstacle and its requirements, reference the U.S. Working Equitation Rules, here.
Last update 12/31/2018