BOUNCES: 12FT APART
Fences on a bounce distance need to be 12ft apart – or four of your walk steps. John doesn’t regularly include bounces in his training, because he has a useful alternative. Many people do enjoy incorporating bounces as part of their training. “I feel horses benefit more from working over raised canter poles, which encourage your horse to take off with both his hind feet square on the ground and give him more power,” explains John.
The elements of a bounce should be 12ft apart