This was Patrick's first time through the exercise. I like it for him because he has a little bit of an outside line-diagonal line-outside line hunter mentality. I like exercises that involve turns and jumps coming up quickly because it really sharpens him up and gets him listening to my aids better. It prepares him to be more handy and to execute the challenges of an equitation course. Although we didn't always get the perfect track, I could tell that he was starting to "get it". He felt more responsive as we continued with the exercise and perhaps as I gave him better directions with my aids. The exercise seemed to tire him out even though we kept the jumps low. If you think about it, it's quite a few jumps in a row with a lot of tight turns. Challenging! I like it!