Do you know what pole bending and barrel racing are? If you read my last blog post, you do know what they are. Have you seen either at a rodeo? Can you remember what pattern riders use while barrel racing? Let’s find out in today’s true T/F quiz:
- Barrel racing originally developed as an event for men.
- Pole bending is a timed event that features a horse and one mounted rider running a weaving path around eight poles arranged in a line.
- It is believed that barrel racing first saw competitive light in the state of Texas.
- In pole bending each pole is 21 feet apart.
- Each pole is six feet high with a base of no more than 14 inches in diameter.
- Pole bending combines the horse’s athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of a rider in order to safely maneuver a horse through a cloverleaf pattern.
- Both boys and girls compete at the youth level in barrel racing.
- Pole bending is usually seen in high school rodeos.
- In barrel racing, the figure-eight pattern was eventually dropped in favor of the more-difficult cloverleaf.
- The measurements of the poles are implemented and endorsed by the National High School Rodeo Association.
Let me know if you get at least 8 of these questions correct. If so, you are a pole bending and barrel racing expert! Here are the answers:
- F Barrel racing originally developed as an event for women.
- F Pole bending is a timed event that features a horse and one mounted rider, running a weaving path around six poles arranged in a line.
- F Barrel racing combines the horse’s athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of a rider in order to safely maneuver a horse through a cloverleaf pattern.
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