Here's Why You're Hitting Trail Poles Does your horse hit the poles when you're going over them? Here's why it's happening. By H&R Editors | November 3, 2021 | 94 views Click here to watch now! If your horse is constantly hitting trail poles with his feet, chances are it’s the way you’re riding over the poles. Will and Elizabeth explain how to keep your forward motion as you go over an obstacle so you don’t lose momentum. Click here to watch now!