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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.
 

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for the average horse, 4.5feet for trot poles. about 9-10 feet for canter poles
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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!
 

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why is that ?
 

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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.
 

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not really haha...but to each their own
 

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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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