I'd like to start working on some gymnastic-type obstacles to get my mare thinkning a little more. I board (at a really crappy place, unfortunately..) and I don't have a ton of jumps to use, but I think I can scrounge (sp?) together enough to do a decent line with 3 or 4 jumps. I've never really had anyone show me how to set up a line though, so I usually try to make sure it's at least about 3 strides so I can safetly adjust my horse rather than the jumps. However I'd love to start working on bounces and one and two strides now that she's a more confident jumper.
What is the general rule of thumb for a bounce and one stride? I know it obviously depends on the height of the jump, the horse's stride and the human's stride, but about? If it helps, my horse is 15h with an approximate 9' stride, and the jumps would be between 2' and 2'6 or so for now. Thanks!