The sport of dog agility has been around for 20+ years now. I remember watching in person at least 22 years ago when the tunnels and other colorful agility equipment first came on the scene. Before then it was all the plain wooden obstacles like the jumps and ramps. In those days the equipment for dog agility was hard to come by. Much of it was expensive and the mainstream pet stores were not carrying any of it.
As the sport became more popular more equipment became available. You can also see in the photo above that the bending poles are no longer stuck in the ground like they use to be, equipment has come a long way. I