The Arena

Begin by measuring your Arena.

Be sure to take the time to measure out your arena properly so you know how much space you have to train in and can make your circles properly.

Lets get started measuring out your arena.

For the non dressage rider, you can set up your arena with ribbons, flagging tape or cones along the rail every ten feet to help you gauge the size of your circles and  visual points for your transitions.

If you are a dressage rider, taking the time to set up a large or small dressage ring with the properly positioned letters will help you determine the size of your circles and transitions.

Take the time to walk in a normal stride and measure out  your own stride. Two steps will typically equal five feet. Use this measurement when placing your cones as markers for your circles or other lessons.

Using hydrated lime sprinkled on the ground for a temporary marker works well too.

The Lesson Arena

For the lessons I will be presenting to you I will be using an arena size of 200 X 120 feet.

Here are some helpful dimensions when planning  out and practicing your lesson work out.

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Some Helpful Metric Equivalents

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Average Stride Lengths Tid-Bits

horseman arena riding lessons mule horse pony equine training nags solo riders savvy slow hay feeders nets equestrian tack jewelry t-shirts saddles bridlesHorses and Mules can vary greatly in their stride length, depending on their size.

Here I have supplied some information, averages on stride lengths at different gates that you will find helpful.

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Sincerely,

The Liberty Horse

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