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Old 29th Feb 2012, 12:26 PM
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Cavelleti pole distance

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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Old 29th Feb 2012, 05:35 PM
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You've stumped me on that one!!
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 12:17 PM
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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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Old 11th Mar 2012, 01:29 PM
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My Cavaletti book says 2'8" for walking and 4'3" for trotting
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 01:35 PM
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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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