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 ilovemyhorsies 04-22-2008 06:59 AM

how far apart should spreads (like a combo of 2 jumps) be for a pony? converted to metres would be preferable.

 Miss Katie 04-22-2008 08:56 AM

It all depends on your pony. I think the general rule is that the spread should be as wide as the height and no more that a 3rd wider?? But a google search would give you better information.

 ilovemyhorsies 04-22-2008 09:27 PM

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 Originally Posted by Miss Katie I think the general rule is that the spread should be as wide as the height and no more that a 3rd wider??.
:shock:.........ummmm?

 tim 04-22-2008 09:30 PM

Hmm, for a challenge, try a three stride line, but you could do 7-8 strides since it's a pony.

 ilovemyhorsies 04-22-2008 09:59 PM

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 Originally Posted by tim Hmm, for a challenge, try a three stride line, but you could do 7-8 strides since it's a pony.
how do i measure his stride?

 ilovemyhorsies 04-22-2008 10:00 PM

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 Originally Posted by tim Hmm, for a challenge, try a three stride line, but you could do 7-8 strides since it's a pony.
how do i measure his stride?

i sound like such a begginner XD

 Miss Katie 04-22-2008 10:24 PM

Sorry I was thinking spreads as in oxers. Whoops.

I think pony stride is 1o ft and horse 12, but im no jumper lolz.

What I used to do to measure a horses stride was find a long run, half a designated start and finish point, and measure the distance between. Then, ride from start to finish and count your strides, then divide number of strides by distance to get your average length. From then, its just trial and error to get the perfect distance between the jumps. Every horse will be different. Or you could teach the pony to lengthen or shorten, as thats the only option you'll have in a comp.

 ilovemyhorsies 04-22-2008 11:48 PM

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 Sorry I was thinking spreads as in oxers. Whoops.

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 I think pony stride is 1o ft and horse 12, but im no jumper lolz.
thanks :D

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 What I used to do to measure a horses stride was find a long run, half a designated start and finish point, and measure the distance between. Then, ride from start to finish and count your strides, then divide number of strides by distance to get your average length. From then, its just trial and error to get the perfect distance between the jumps. Every horse will be different. Or you could teach the pony to lengthen or shorten, as thats the only option you'll have in a comp.
i'll try this..

anyway i made my jumping course yesterday...it's almost done and has about 11 or 12 jumps (cross rails, straights bars [--------] and
a double [like an oxer].....i have some placing poles too which i can use to change the jumps. i still need to move some of the jumps to better spots but i'm going to test it out today :D.....hopefully i'll be able to use the camera :)

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