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* Grid of the Week *

* Grid of the Week *

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday! I'm excited to share one of my favorite grids with you all! This grid is designed to help riders stay tall and keep their horses engaged on their hind end. Let's dive in!

The grid consists of three one-stride verticals, followed by two strides to an oxer. When setting up this grid, it's important to start small and gradually increase the difficulty, especially if your horse is inexperienced. Safety first, always!

Now, for the rider, the key is to focus on letting the fences come to you and maintaining a tall position over each jump. We want to maintain our balance and allow our horses to figure out their footwork on their own. Trust them!

After the one-stride combinations, it's crucial to sit up and drive forward from your seat. Sometimes, horses can tend to suck back in this grid, so it's essential to be proactive and keep them moving forward confidently.


Here are the measurements for the grid:

One strides: 24 feet Two strides: 36 feet

Placement poles are extremely beneficial in this grid as well, especially for the less experienced horses.

I've also attached an example video for reference, so make sure to check it out and get inspired!

Enjoy practicing this grid and have fun challenging yourself and your horse. As always, safety is paramount, so make sure to adjust the heights and distances according to your horse's level of experience.

If you have any questions or want to share your progress, feel free to drop a comment below. Thanks! - Kate Bare Necessities Eventing