Re­lated dis­tances

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Ac­cord­ing to John, mea­sur­ing dis­tances be­tween the el­e­ments of a com­bi­na­tion fence is a case of sim­ple math­e­mat­ics. “This is when hav­ing the abil­ity to walk a 3ft stride comes into its own with my quick way of walk­ing dis­tances, be­cause no tape mea­sure is re­quired,” he says.

One non-jump­ing stride dis­tance:

Two walk steps for land­ing over the first el­e­ment (6ft) Four walk steps equates to one of your horse’s can­ter strides (12ft) Two walk steps for the take off (6ft) To­tal walk steps: 8 (24ft)

Two non-jump­ing strides:

Two walk steps for land­ing (6ft) Eight walk steps equals two can­ter strides (24ft) Two walk steps for the take off (6ft) To­tal walk steps: 12 (36ft)

Three non-jump­ing strides:

Two walk steps for land­ing (6ft) 12 walk steps equals three can­ter strides (36ft) Two walk steps for the take off (6ft) To­tal walk steps: 16 (48ft)

John’s ad­vice makes it easy to mea­sure dis­tances be­tween fences when you walk a course

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