One of the Working Equitation obstacles that may be included during the Ease of Handling and/or Speed trials is the Gate.
To perform this obstacle, the horse and rider approach perpendicularly to the gate, transition to walk, and open and close the gate. During this maneuver, the rider maintains contact with the gate the entire time, except as needed to make slight adjustments.
The gate may be of solid construction or may be a single rope. During the Speed trial, only a rope gate is used for safety.