4 1/2 feet for average sized horse and 4'10" for larger. Easiest is to know your stride and walk it off rather than heel toe step but if going that route know how long your foot is in that boot.
3' for small ponies and 4' for large.
I am assuming trot poles not canter poles as well as true poles on the ground and not cavelletti.
Every ones number of steps will differ based on their own stride length or foot size.
My foot length is 1'. Pretty convenient. So 5 heel toe steps and then back the pole a couple of inches for my bigs and half a foot length for my littles.
My walking stride when pacing off length is about 3'. But, my striding walk is closer to 5'.
Some horse people change their horse, they change their tack and discipline, they change their instructor; they never change themselves.
Last edited by QtrBel; 07-11-2020 at 07:53 AM.