Today's confession? I have no idea how to set jumps and/or trot poles for a large pony. I *think* she's expected to have an 11' stride? I have no idea. I only set one line in the ring. It's a four. Ish. I set it a little short and figured that would be right... If nothing else, it will an exercise in adjustability. Right? Sure.
As for trot poles... I figured I'd ask one of the most knowledgeable bloggers I know:
So we'll have to see how those work out I guess... Ha! Poor Shiny. The other thing I had trouble with? Just setting the course in general. First, I didn't even start with a plan. I just set stuff up as I went along. Never the best way to go about things, but whatever. The real trouble though, is that all of my jumps are meant to be set at 3' and higher. So I had a bunch of rails and fill left over since Shiny is only jumping around 2' right now. I also need to replace standards and get a few more flower boxes. But that's an expense for next year. I think I'm going to stick with the Burlingham jumps from now on. Are they as sturdy as wood? Nope. But since I do all my own course setting, I really do appreciate them being lightweight. Plus the plastic is way less offended when I leave them out all winter and never bother painting them. Pros and cons... gotta weigh 'em!
My other confession? Scared the crap out of myself the other night.... I didn't realize my belt was glow in the dark, and I went into the bathroom where I had lazily left it out and nearly died.
But also, that belt is way more fun now.
Anything you need to confess today? Or have any funny course setting stories?