Agility is a way of building trust and relationship with a horse, and with yourself.
In a one on one encounter, the horse is introduced to activities or obstacles that are unusual. By establishing a bond of trust, the handler is able to form partnership that supports both horse and handler to move through any obstacle safely and together.
The horse provides a mirror and immediate feedback for self confidence and reliance and what is really happening. A mutual benefit is felt.
Obstacles might include tarpaulins, seesaws, tunnels, mazes, balls and flags.