Here’s an awesome perspective on a pole bending run. This helmet cam footage really illustrates how difficult it can be to navigate a pole pattern.
Pole bending is a difficult event. The rider and horse need to be on the same page about when to weave. The rider really has to utilize her legs to cue the horse to move over and complete multiple flying lead changes. Timing is everything. If the rider cues her horse to move just a hair early or late, it results in a knocked pole. This helmet cam footage shows exactly how precise the team needs to be.
Go World Equestrian Brands, and go riding!