The Golden Cross Ranch meets a real need in the horse world: portable trail obstacles. The small family-owned business in Carrollton, Texas got their start in 2009 with the goal of providing ways for people to have fun with their horses. The unique staking system they designed allows their obstacles to be set up almost anywhere. They have recently gone in a new direction and now offer easy to use, affordable plans horse owners can use to build their own trail obstacles.
For anyone interested in building an affordable trail obstacle course, these portable trail obstacle plans are a great solution and are modeled after the exact same trail obstacles that were created and sold by Golden Cross Ranch for years without a single return or customer complaint. These plans are inexpensive and simple to understand, making any of the obstacles a fun weekend project.
Each trail obstacle plan comes with a materials list, a numbered exploded view of the obstacle to aid assembly, and simple step-by-step instructions with pictures, in addition to a section on how to use the obstacle and safety information.
Training with trail obstacles teaches confidence and increases safety when encountering the unexpected while providing owners and their horses hours of fun and interesting things to do. Golden Cross Ranch portable trail obstacle plans are available at www.goldencrossranch.com and range from $10-$15 each.
Originally Published December 2014 Issue
The Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts in the region, covering the care, training, keeping and enjoyment of horses, with an eye to the specific concerns in our region.