how far apart do they have to be?? - The Horse Forum
Old 02-15-2011, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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how far apart do they have to be??

g'day!!
Just wondering, i have a 13.3hh pony and im wonding how far apart the jumps have to be for a bounce jump, a single stride, and a double stride
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:24 PM
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An average horse stride is 12'; a pony is 10'.

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1 stride is 12 feet so a single you would need 6 for landing 12 for the stride and 6 for take off =24 feet

For the double you would need 6 for landing 24 for strides and 6 fore take off'. =36 feet

For bounces 12 feet will give you enough room for landing and take off.= 12 feet

If its a pony 5 for landing and 5 for take off so 10 feet. But if you pony has a huge stride just make it 6 for take off and 6 for landing giving you 12 :)

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1 stride is 10 feet so a sigle you would need 5 for landing 10 for the stride and 5 for take off
For the double you would need 6 for landing 20 for strides and 5 for take off.

For bounces 10 feet will give you enough room for landing and take off.

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actually for gymnastics for horses you tend to work off a 9' - 10' stride as the idea is to make it easy and the jumps low. for a pony that would translate to 6' (very small pony) - 9' (large pony with horse-like stride).

Bounces are usually set tighter so that the horse isn't scrambling or learning to jump flat.

one strides will vary based on what you are working on. at shows obviously they can get very tricky. i like to work on tight ones to get the horse snappy with their legs.

great article on a gymnastic prepping for combinations on course:
Getting Started Over Triple Combinations

from sally swift's book distances of gymnastics:
Centered Riding 2 - Google Books

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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hey guys :)
can u explain it easier, im not a pro a this stuff and it's kinda confusin' me!!
sorry, i know your just explaining it normally, but i'm more of a visual person ;p so try explainin it betta :) thanks
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:45 AM
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Ill post a picture after!
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:57 AM
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hey guys :)
can u explain it easier, im not a pro a this stuff and it's kinda confusin' me!!
sorry, i know your just explaining it normally, but i'm more of a visual person ;p so try explainin it betta :) thanks
there are pics on the links i included above.

standard distance for gymnastics is listed there and above in my reply as well.

good luck!

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Old 02-20-2011, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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oh thanx :)
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