Slalom between Parallel Posts is a Working Equitation obstacle that may be included during the Ease of Handling and/or Speed trials at Working Equitation competitions. This obstacle may be used at all levels of competition in the USA.
An odd number of vertical posts or something similar to posts placed in two parallel lines, each post 2 meters (6.5 feet) in height. The posts should not be fixed to the ground; in the event a horse bumps into a post the post should be able to fall over.
At the Children, Introductory, Novice, and Intermediate levels, a minimum of five posts must be used. For Advanced and Masters levels, a minimum of seven posts total must be used.
Entry flags should be used to indicate the correct side in which to enter the obstacle, and exit flags should indicate the correct exit point.
Complete details about the construction and judging considerations for this obstacle can be found in the United States Working Equitation Rules, here.
Last updated January 14, 2017