I'm just going to add my two cent's worth to the whole long spot/ short spot discussion--in my opinion, it's always better to go for the short spot if you have a choice. Of course, I'm a bit of a hypocrite because I'm getting over a bad habit of getting too many long spots, but (this is from personal experience) if you start taking long spots and it becomes a habit, it's hard to break--and when you come to that big fence and you think to yourself "oh, I can make that long distance!" and you can't, it can end badly and in the dirt. It might feel more awkward, but it's safer, I think, to take the short spot if you have a choice. If you support through your leg you can make it look passable. Long spots are just not a good habit to get into.