WHY USE POLE WORK IN YOUR SCHOOLING?

  • Using poles will help you and your horse improve co-ordination, impulsion and accuracy
  • Pole work will teach your horse to lengthen or shorten his stride without losing balance or rhythm
  • Including poles in your schooling will help your horse to concentrate and will improve his overall obedience
  • Everyone has a different stride length, so get to know how long yours is by measuring between two points and then striding the distance
  • If your horse lacks confidence start by jumping towards home
  • If your horse is forward going start jumping away from home, it is still important to jump the grid in both directions
  • Remember that distances should be adjusted to suit individual horses. 
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