To complete this obstacle, the horse and rider enter between the drums or markers with the red flag on their right side and circle the right drum. As they pass through the center of the two drums, they change their bend and, if needed, canter lead, and circle the left drum. The horse and rider enter and exit the obstacle in the same direction of travel.
At the Advanced level, competitors must complete the obstacle by backing the same pattern at the conclusion of their forward figures.
At the Children’s and Introductory levels, this obstacle may be completed at the walk or trot. At the Novice A level, this obstacle must be performed at the trot. At the Novice B, Intermediate, Advanced, and Masters levels, this obstacle must be performed at the canter.
Two drums or upright barrels, placed 3 meters (10 feet) apart as measured from the center of each drum. The obstacle number should be placed on or near the first drum.
Complete and current details about the Figure 8 between Drums obstacle can be found in the U.S. Working Equitation Rules, here.
Last updated December 16, 2016