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Pole Bending

Pole Bending Another speedy event like barrel racing, the object of this event is to swoop through six polls like a ski slalom in the shortest time possible.

Again, like a ski slalom, the rhythmic movements of horse and rider running through the polls right, left, right, left and on is a fun event to watch.

Touching the polls is not a penalty, but knocking them over or loosing your hat will cause five seconds to be added to your time for every infraction.

This event allows the observer to enjoy the great acceleration and nimbleness of the American quarter horse.

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