Well my gelding is getting better with trot poles but totally doesn't know what to do when I ask him to lope over them. He usually will break down to a trot if there is more then one. He can go over one great but if I add another he doesn't know what to do with it. We do alright at local shows and some buckskin shows in trail. He can ace almost everything else but we get pently points if there is lope over. I think more practice he will get it but was just curious if anyone had any tricks to help out.
My filly is pretty good and lengthing and shortening her stride especially with the lope over. Although I have not asked her to go over more then 2 yet. Thinking about adding a 3rd this week.
Trot over tho she gets lazy and doesn't want to pick up her feet. She also gets really rushy! I tried backing her up thru them....that worked well she just dragged them around the arena lol. So not really sure what to do at this point but keep practicing.
I believe AQHA rule is 6-7 feet. I thought 4 feet was typical of jog over but correct me if I'm wrong. I think most shows will set them according but you never know. I'm sure they will change the distance of some of them within the pattern to test your horse. They also can elevate them up to 8 inches.
So yea not really sure. I'm going to check with a couple of trainers im the area. Thanks everyone