Ohhh yes i thought thats what it meant! Ritio, tonight im goin to dig out my book and get a tape measure and measure the lengths of all i need to know! Im desperate to get going with this and its about time too because i think we're both getting bored with schooling now! Thankyou everyone!
To make the polework more interesting you could lay 4 poles out in a sort of __ l __ l shape so that you can go areound them all on a circle, this will also help to keep your circles in shape, dont spend too long on this though especially if you are on limited space and so would have to make the circle quite small and tight. The other thing you could do is experiment with walking over poles, then trotting and cantering over them, you can also practise your jumping position while you are doing this also. You will probably have to put the poles a little further apart for cantering though. If you have access to any logs or very thick poles (sort of at least 8 inches in diameter) these make your horse pick their feet up and they almost bascule over these when used as trotting poles, if you do not have any then you may find some when hackin through wods or whatever or you could go to your local wood yard and pick some up quite cheaply. Try not to do polework every time you ride, split your week up so that you could do something like this: Monday: 40 minute hack Tuesday: Day off Wednesday: Polework in arena Thursday: Polework and schooling in arena Friday: Day off Saturday: 1 hour hack Sunday: Polework and some very small jumps.
When hacking try to find some logs or natural jumos for you to practise over, this will be more fun for both you and your pony as it is a different setting and more open than working in school all the time, but make sure you stay in control.
How about if you cannot get hold of any logs or thick poles then you could try raising the normal poles up off the ground with a couple of bricks or something so that it is almost like doing cavaletti. Good luck.