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tBHj
Sep. 14, 2009, 07:12 PM
IYO.. What are good distances to set lines at that are to be trotted or cantered in over a fence at the max height of 2' (for a green horse).

SkipChange
Sep. 14, 2009, 07:23 PM
Depends on the size of the horse and his jumping style. My 16.1 WB could make the 12ft step down a 2ft line quite easily when I got him as a greenie because he jumped bold and forward. I'm no help but I would be interested to see what kind of responses you get on this thread.

tBHj
Sep. 14, 2009, 10:15 PM
Almost 16.2hh CSH w/athletic forward, flowing jump.

What would you set a 5 stride line (trot in).. that is steady and doesn't encourage too much forward?

Tha Ridge
Sep. 14, 2009, 10:25 PM
Perhaps a conservative 58' or so? It's hard to say... 60' would be standard for that line, but it's difficult to know exactly what would best suit your horse.

*Liz*
Sep. 14, 2009, 11:51 PM
60' would be a 4 stride line (don't forget your 12 feet for landing and take-off.)

For a 5 stride line, trotting in - I would set it to maybe 70 feet, where 72 feet is your 'classic' 5 stride line, canter in and canter out.

Serah
Sep. 14, 2009, 11:54 PM
60' is a four stride line if you are CANTERING in... the OP is asking about trotting in, where 60' would be a standard five stride, trotting in.

*Liz*
Sep. 14, 2009, 11:59 PM
Now I'm confused, are you saying you add a whole stride when trotting in, cantering out? ...or when trotting the whole line?

tBHj
Sep. 15, 2009, 12:08 AM
Now I'm confused, are you saying you lose a whole stride when trotting in, cantering out? ...or when trotting the whole line?


Add stride when you trot in.