Cavelleti pole distance

Discussion in 'Dressage & Classical Training' started by sidellwork, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. sidellwork

    sidellwork New Member

    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?
  2. crinklesb

    crinklesb New Member

    You've stumped me on that one!!
  3. crinklesb

    crinklesb New Member

    You've stumped me on that one!!
  4. whitby which

    whitby which New Member

    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!
  5. KarinUS

    KarinUS Active Member

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

    eml Moderator

    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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