|Spirithorse ||12-18-2009 08:51 PM |
ground pole spacing
What is the "rule" of spacing for ground poles for w/t/c? I want to start incorporating gymnastic type exercises into my sessions with my guy...he's 16.2hh if that helps any.
|gypsygirl ||12-18-2009 08:55 PM |
for the average horse, 4.5feet for trot poles. about 9-10 feet for canter poles
|Spirithorse ||12-18-2009 08:58 PM |
Okay, thanks! Hmm, because my guy is a bit more than average lol I'll have to space them out a tad more I guess.
|gypsygirl ||12-18-2009 09:03 PM |
haha always fun =] sometimes i set up a few trot [or canter] poles in different spots around the arena & set one average and one a bit short & one a bit long so they have to adjust themselves as you go around. i sometimes raise a couple of them too
|Spirithorse ||12-18-2009 09:05 PM |
Good ideas....with my guy though I hesitate to set up poles that cause him to shorten his stride....but I can play around with it and mess with his brain lol!
|luvmyqh ||12-18-2009 09:11 PM |
lol im starting the same stuff!! fun fun...lol
|gypsygirl ||12-18-2009 09:12 PM |
why is that ?
|Spirithorse ||12-18-2009 09:14 PM |
I can see some benefit in having them be able to shorten their stride some, but I just don't think it's *that* great of an idea.....does that make any sense? lol.
|gypsygirl ||12-18-2009 10:58 PM |
not really haha...but to each their own
|ShaNeighNeigh ||12-22-2009 12:41 AM |
i agree with 4'5 - 5 ft for trot poles also another good general guideline is when your horse is standing square measure the distance between his front and hind feet. and that usually is a good starting guideline to where the trot poles should be placed.
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