OK so I have a pony that very much has a pony stride. I want to do gymnastics, but I always feel like I have my measurements wrong, so I never do grid work unless it's already set up. (I measure 1 of my strides = 3ft )
SO to double check:
a set-up pole should be 9ft in front of the jump
a trot-in bonce should be 9ft while a canter-in bounce should be 11ft
a one-stride is 11ft
a two stride is 30ft
trot poles are 5ft while canter poles are 9ft..? i think..
please correct what I've gotten wrong.. lol I really need to practice this stuff, but I don't want her falling all over the place because my measurements are wrong.
trot poles should be 4.5ft maybe even a bit less if her trot stride is short. i like to set bounces at 9ft if they are poles and 10ft if they are jumps, regardless if you trot or canter in.
a one stride trotting in should be 18ft. for cantering in, remember, you take the length of stride + 6ft for landing + 6ft for take off.
interesting ! ive never heard of making bounces more that 11ft. then again, i have never done a bounce with the jumps higher than 3ft.
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