I have never heard of putting the guide poles as far away as the jump is high. When we use them we put them right under the jump. If it is under the jump it helps the horse see how high the fence is a little easier. The only other poles we put in front of the jump are either trot pole about 3 of them or a canter pole about one stride out. But what I usaly think of when I hear guide poles are pole with one end on the jump at the edges and the other on the ground or bothe ends on the ground to help the horse not run out.
I really don't know much more, sorry. I am sure that one of the more experianced people will be able to help more. Posted via Mobile Device