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Trec Training- gate / gaps question

Discussion in 'Other Disciplines' started by newforest, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. newforest

    newforest Why have grain, when you can have yummy grain

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    I have the handbook, but it doesn't actually say what the minimum width the gate/ gap you get asked to go through is.

    Am I thinking that if you can lead your horse through the trailer section, the gate might be that small?
    Where can I find the inside partition measurements?

    There are a couple of spots I can train, but I'd rather not take the gate with us. Or get stuck.
     
  2. Pete's Mum

    Pete's Mum Well-Known Member

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    Have you got the downloadable rule book? I'm sure it gave dimensions of obstacles last time I looked :)

    ETA: It's 2-4 metres.
     
  3. Jane&Ziggy

    Jane&Ziggy Learning together!

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    2.4 metres, wow @Pete's Mum , that is very wide. My field gate is 1.5 metres and I ride through that, and when we're out hacking Ziggy and I will go through anything he fits through - he is the judge, I just put my feet up on the saddle if my legs won't fit!
     
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  5. newforest

    newforest Why have grain, when you can have yummy grain

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    I haven't downloaded anything no.
    If it's six foot you can simply ride through, even four foot.
    But the gap we did everyone had to get off.

    Maybe it's the width of a stable door?
     
  6. newforest

    newforest Why have grain, when you can have yummy grain

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    I wouldn't let the cob judge gaps that's why I'm asking. She would go through what she can't fit through and push on. She did that behind the shelter and ended up pushing out the post and rail.

    I need to alter things to feet and inches I do not know why the competitions have had to change.
    Found this nosing around. It was something to do with the 50's imperial inch.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_(unit)
     
  7. chunky monkey

    chunky monkey Well-Known Member

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    Surely it would be the official width of a bridle gate. They can't ask you to go through a pedestrian gate which is narrower. Think it's 1525mm according to a site I've just looked at.
    Gate is approx 1.5 metres with overall width between hanging posts about 1.8m.
     
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  8. newforest

    newforest Why have grain, when you can have yummy grain

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