This grid with short distances is an excellent gymnastic to flex and stretch the horse’s top-line. The set-up will encourage the horse to stay alert and pay attention to the rider’s cues. Needless to say that the tight sequence of the jumps stimulates the velocity of the horse’s front legs’ actions, his style and the rounding of his back above the fences.
This exercise is best suited for experienced horses and riders. Meaning that they are already familiar with grids of cavalettis, bounces and short distances between fences. You can find some preliminary exercises on Horse Academy to practise in order to get ready for this exercise which is more difficult. (See below the contents related to this subject).