16. Double Pole Slalom
The obstacle consists of 8 posts a minimum of 2 meters high. The posts should be fixed to a base which is preferably not secured to the ground. The posts are laid out in 2 parallel lines with a prescribed distance between each post line and each post row. The horse takes a slalom course around the posts, with changes of lead performed on the half-way line between the posts when performed in the canter. The obstacle should be performed as indicated by the course design.
Preliminary: Canter, changes through the walk or trot.
Intermediate: Canter, changes through the walk.
Advanced: Canter, flying changes.
International: Canter, flying changes.
The attributes of the correct working horse and rider, the harmony and precision of the horse's turns, the bend, the quality of the changes of lead, and whether one or more posts are hit or knocked over.