Today’s post is guaranteed to make you feel good about trotting over ground poles, or you will receive a full refund within 30 days. Today we go to France. Given my high school French translation is correct, the video below is of the Puissance world record high jump.
The World Record high jump is 2.4 meters high.
I converted this to the U.S. Dark Ages measurements of feet and inches. Are you sitting down? Yes, even you Grand Prix jumpers. Sit! That’s…
13 feet, 9 inches high, plus change
Idiot Alert: that’s just under uh, EIGHT feet high. Still huge. Thanks, Ian. One must not blindly trust internet conversion charts.
Most ceilings are about 8′ from the floor. Do you really want to clear that on top of a horse?
To think I was hating my trainer for raising the trot ground poles to 6″. My horse might bang a leg! (Translation: I will probably screw up trotting over them, now that they’re SO HIGH and bungle the whole shebang.) No wonder the rest of the world refers to us as “Dressage Queens” behind our backs.
You know, I love Dressage. I’m feeling awfully good about trotting over those 6″ ground poles. Ground poles, schmound poles. Piece of cake.
Now where is that tiara? I think it needs a good polish.