Pole Bending

A timed event in which the speed and agility of the horse are tested as horse and rider twice weave through a course of six poles spaced 21 feet apart, twice circling end poles before turning and racing to the finish line. The pattern must be followed exactly. A five-second penalty is added for each pole knocked down.

April 29, 2021 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
What are the top barrel horse bloodlines? We examine the previous year's leading barrel racing sires.
March 24, 2021 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Start your speed event horses on poles with these pole bending training tips from AQHA Professional Horseman Doug Leasor.
February 16, 2021 | News and Publications , Training
These fundamental exercises for barrel racing and pole bending horses establish and maintain control.
January 14, 2021 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
Your best speed prospect might be right under your nose. Pro rodeo barrel racers share how they found some of their best horses in the most unlikely of places.
December 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
These horse-training exercises help calm hot speed-event horses.