Cavelleti pole distance

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  1. sidellwork

    sidellwork New Member

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    How do you determine the best distance between cavelleti poles for your horse? Is there an easy way to determine this or a general rule for how much distance should be between?
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  2. crinklesb

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    You've stumped me on that one!!
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    You've stumped me on that one!!
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    Um, depends on size of horse and speed!

    I reckon 3 1/2 to 4 feet for trotting poles for a big horse.

    Put just two down, see what happens, adjust as needed. Much easier with someone else to watch and help!
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  5. KarinUS

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    My Cavaletti book says 2'8" for walking and 4'3" for trotting
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  6. eml

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    I use them a lot at different distances to teach people the feel of lengthened and shortened strides...anything between about 3' and 4.5' suits most large ponies/horses

    Don't use them on twos as many horses will jump that, at least three for safety
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