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joylee123

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Could someone who does in hand obstacle class tell me how far apart cavaletti's are usually set for minis? and how far apart the ground pole are set when you make an "L" for the "L" turn?

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Joy
 

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I admit to not having read the most recent AMHA rulebook, nor the AMHR one, so I'd recommend checking whichever or both you want to compete under for any guidance, but at least w/ AMHA, I don't recall there being any 'specified' distances. That said...when I was designing courses,I would walk and trot my obstacle horse where I could then measure the stride at each gait, and set the cavalleti/ground poles at the distance of the stride...or at a good average of several horses' strides, as measured.

As for the L...generally, the closer together, the tougher to complete successfully! Realistically, seems that @ 22-24" inside distance was fairly 'doable', taking it down to @ 18' inside to inside made it a tougher, more 'advanced' course.

Just my experience...

Margo
 

Tony

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For walking we set ours at 14" and for trotting 24" when we are training horses for the Thursday Kids.
 

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