Benefits of Grids/Bounces

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How does it help me or my horse to use bounces/grids?

Benefits of Grids/Bounces

Most common grids are X Pole to Vertical to Oxer to Vertical to X Pole. This arrangement allows for the natural loss of impulsion of the horse as the grid comes to an end.

Bounces teach horse/rider balance & coordination. They develop scope & eye for distance. Bounces are to teach rhythm, balance, timing, coordination between & in both horse & rider, individually & as a team.

YOU DO NOT NEED HEIGHT IN BOUNCES FOR GREEN HORSES/RIDERS.

Bounces need only be a progression of low obstacles that create repetition. They should never be more than 1 stride in between if kept under 3' in height.

   

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