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Strides Exercises is now available on the Apple App Store


It is with great excitement that I can announce that the Strides Exercises App for iPhones and iPads is now available on the App Store. This App contains a full list of jumping exercises you can do on your horse at home. It is ideal when your trainer is away or simply looking for inspiration. Along with each exercise are directions, but also an option to read more if you are researching the best exercises for your horse. Strides Exercises. For full access a subscription needs to be purchased.

To view the app, click on the button below.


New pricing plan for Strides Exercises


Strides Exercises now has new prices. It is now $2.99USD ($4.99NZD in NZ) for a monthly subscription and $29.95USD ($49.95 NZD in NZ) for an annual subscription. Subscription purchases can also be made inside the iPhone App.

Strides Exercises is a collection of jumping exercises that I do on my horses or have used over past years. For more details visit the Exercises page.

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Tutorial 6 – First Fence in a Course


The first fence in a course is one that should be the least influential fence in the course and the one a course designer must get right. Jump 1 should set horse and rider combinations up for the challenges later in the course. It should be the easiest fence in the course but still in touch with the fences that are to come. Horses tend to be a little sluggish earlier in the course, so number 1 should be a fence a rider can ride forward to, to get the horse going forward and confidently.

Traditionally it is good practice to set the first fence going heading towards the In/Out Gate. By headin...

Line distances – Imperial vs Metric


Over years in the sport of jumping, I have used both Imperial and Metric measurements for measuring distances between jumps. As a rider when pacing out distances, I had always used Imperial. It was easy to standardise 12’ or even easier 4 yards per stride. 6’ (2 yards) is accounted for landing and another 6’ (2 yards) for take-off. Calculating the number of strides is relatively simple, count the number of paces down a line, take 4 away for landing and take-off and then divide by 4. A similar approach can be done in feet by multiplying each step by 3 if using feet. Using imperial measure...






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