View Full Version : Steady Distances
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.