ground pole spacing

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    12-18-2009, 08:51 PM
ground pole spacing

What is the "rule" of spacing for ground poles for w/t/c? I want to start incorporating gymnastic type exercises into my sessions with my guy...he's 16.2hh if that helps any.
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    12-18-2009, 08:55 PM
For the average horse, 4.5feet for trot poles. About 9-10 feet for canter poles
    12-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Okay, thanks! Hmm, because my guy is a bit more than average lol I'll have to space them out a tad more I guess.
    12-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Haha always fun =] sometimes I set up a few trot [or canter] poles in different spots around the arena & set one average and one a bit short & one a bit long so they have to adjust themselves as you go around. I sometimes raise a couple of them too
    12-18-2009, 09:05 PM
Good ideas....with my guy though I hesitate to set up poles that cause him to shorten his stride....but I can play around with it and mess with his brain lol!
    12-18-2009, 09:11 PM
Lol im starting the same stuff!! Fun
    12-18-2009, 09:12 PM
Why is that ?
    12-18-2009, 09:14 PM
I can see some benefit in having them be able to shorten their stride some, but I just don't think it's *that* great of an idea.....does that make any sense? Lol.
    12-18-2009, 10:58 PM
Not really haha...but to each their own
    12-22-2009, 12:41 AM
I agree with 4'5 - 5 ft for trot poles also another good general guideline is when your horse is standing square measure the distance between his front and hind feet. And that usually is a good starting guideline to where the trot poles should be placed.

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