Horse and rider begin the obstacle by riding up to the first barrel and halting.
The rider reaches down and picks up the end of the pole.
He then asks his horse to move forward into a walk.As always, feel free to use my pictures for live show documentation--just be sure to send me a picture of your set up!
The opposite end of the pole remains on the other barrel...as horse and rider make a circle around the entire obstacle.
When horse and rider reach the starting point, the horse halts and the rider returns the pole to its original position.
Not everyone completed this obstacle as easily as the pretty palomino. A lot of the horses got a bit spooky and had moments that looked like this: