So I set up the stick-in-the-ground weaves at 24" spacing (new rules for AAC, coming September 2010). Wall-e is doing 12 straight poles with guide wires now. (after working through Steps 1-6 of 2x2. He didn't understand Step 7 so we went back to WAM's/guides/channels to finish his weave training.) He is definitely going faster at 24". I tried Mika then, and the first time she popped out because she wasn't sure of what to do with her feet! The second time she mis-stepped a couple times (she would hop and then have to take another hopping stride to make it far enough to the next pole), but finished the set. I think that once she gets used to it, she'll be just fine at 24" weaves. The rule change will only take place in September 2010 anyway.