Beheading the Enemy
This activity has no historical basis, but grows out of modern gymkhana pole-bending games. When set to IKEqC standards, the course consists of a straight line of two markers (start and turn) and four posts topped with foam or rubber “heads”, 21 to 30 feet apart. Riders weave in and out between the posts while knocking the heads off the posts. The fastest time wins, although there are penalties for missing weaves or knocking over posts. This course layout is also used (untimed) for authorizations. Heads can also be set up as a gauntlet course by grouping the heads in an undefined pattern or surrounding a fair maiden to rescue.