Blindfold Horse Race
|by Christina, Marisa||Germantown Academy 6th grade||1998|
State the name of your game and why you chose it.
We chose Blindfold Horse Race because we had the equipment and it was a good fitting game for the class with a few minor changes.
List the countries where it is played and its origin.
This game comes from Africa. Blindfold Horse Race is played for fun. The game is associated with Nigeria,
Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.
- You take the class and break it up into pairs of two.
- One of the two team members has to wear a blindfold covering their eyes. The blindfolded person gets down on the ground like a horse. The other team member sits on the "horse."
- The "rider" has to direct the "horse" around the obstacle course without talking. They rider does this by pulling on the "horse's" ears.
- If the horse runs into something it has to stop and whinny before starting again.
The object is to finish the obstacle course in the shortest time.
List the equipment needed.
- obstacle course
- jump ropes
Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?
Christina: The best kind of athlete to play this game is one that likes to pretend.
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