EASE OF HANDLING OBSTACLE : Figure 8 Between Drums
Setup: Two drums or barrels spaced 10 feet apart at centers
Gait: Intro riders may walk or trot, Novice riders may trot or canter this Obstacle.
Execution: The horse and rider shall approach the obstacle and perform a circle around the right hand barrel. Upon completing the turn, halfway between the drums, change bend (or leads if loping), and begin a circle to the left around the second drum. Both circles should be equal in diameter. When both circles are completed, ride forward to exit the obstacle.
Tips: Maintain the same gait the entire obstacle. Your circles should be round and the same diameter. Change bend or leads, in the center/half way point between the drums. The circles shall be as small as possible while maintaining correctness.