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post #11 of 72 Old 11-06-2010, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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This is not a huge arena. The jumper only has his beginner program here, and his larger one at a larger stable. This is the only place to ride or work my horse. No round pen. No trails. I think it is rude to leave em up. I am however going to move them KMDstar has suggested. Not everyone is a jumper. I ride Western, my horse is pretty green and I like to use the entire arena. Plus I do a lot of ground work and my horse has ran into the jumps more then once on the lunge line.
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post #12 of 72 Old 11-06-2010, 11:57 PM
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I ride mostly western now. There are jumps up in both the arena and riding pasture where I board. It's not that big of a problem for me. I use them to train my horses. You can take down the poles and use them for trotting or lope overs. You can make a box to practice 360s in. You can add a rope to one and use it to train as a gate. Since you said the jumps are in the middle of the arena, there should be plenty of room to ride around the outside. Yes, I will agree that if you are training for barrel/flags/poles etc, the jumps will be in the way. But if you are not, why not try to make them useful?

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post #13 of 72 Old 11-07-2010, 12:29 AM
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Jumps are very heavy to move around all the time.. barrels are a different story as you can just roll those out of the way.

Honestly, if you can't ride around them then move to a western barn.

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post #14 of 72 Old 11-07-2010, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by starlinestables View Post
Jumps are very heavy to move around all the time..
Exactly. Which is why someone who doesn't want to use them/need them out of the way shouldn't be the one that has to move them.

If you do a type of riding that you CAN ride around them, I guess there isn't a big deal. For me it would be a big deal since I barrel race and my horse gets hot around jumps (but not barrels? WTH LOL. and I KNOW that is not okay, one of tons of things we need to work on) - I wouldn't want to deal with that everytime I have to ride.

If it's a huge issue that can't be worked out, I'd suggest looking for another barn. There was one barn my friend wanted me to come to but it was all jumper/english riding...barrel racer/trail rider over here...occasional jump...needless to say it didn't happen LOL

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post #15 of 72 Old 11-07-2010, 01:08 AM
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I dont see the problem if Im honest. If your horse is green, those jumps being in there could actually be quite good training for him; you can weave around them, which could teach him to focus on whats infront of him.

Im sure the arena isnt so small that you cant ride around them and still do your riding

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post #16 of 72 Old 11-07-2010, 01:19 AM
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I agree with starline. Honestly, if you ride western and your complaining about facilities at an obviously english barn just move! jumps are freaking heavy to move especially twice a day. from the information you've given it seems this is an english barn which means jumping.
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i agree w the posters that said use the jumps to your advantage.
Taking the rails down isn't hard to do, and use them as trail obstacles and chutes etc.

I personally think something so trivial is silly to move your horse over...especially if you other wise like the facility.

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post #18 of 72 Old 11-07-2010, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice.
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post #19 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 07:54 PM
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It honestly wouldn't bother me. I'd learn to work around them. Think of it as a training experience for you. What happens when you're at a show or something and for some reason there are large whatevers in the middle of the arena? Then you'll know how to work around them

Where I board, it is required that the jumps are removed from the arena after each use. Yeah, it can be annoying. My poor instructor is constantly having to move jumps all over the place!

Perhaps if they can't be removed from the arena, the can be clumped together and placed in one central location? Maybe they can take up a corner of the arena?

Overall, it's not that big of a deal and you could work around them. If it urks you that much, move them yourself.
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post #20 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove View Post
We always have jumps set up in at least one of our arenas. Sometimes both. It's just too much hassle to set up and tear down an entire course everytime. One or two jumps wouldnt bother me at all.
It would bother me immensely. As an exclusively dressage person I want to be able to do latteral work and correct sized circles without having to Dodge jumps.

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Any facility you look at will have jumps up pretty much all the time, its just to difficult to put them up and take them down every single day. Just ride around them, its not that hard, I do it everyday when I ride in the outdoor.
It is not that difficult. I am currently on a yard where everyone else showjumps except me. However as common curtasy they remove the jumps after they have used them so that other riders dont have to go round thier jumps.

Originally Posted by AnitaAnne View Post

i leave my two jumps & 6 cavaletti up all the time. They are so heavy to move, I would personnally feel like someone was being unreasonable to make me move them everyday. I have no problem riding around them when not jumping...
You may not but I do. How about when I lung my youngster, obsticles in the arena are just asking for him to injure himself on if he pulls away. Also caveletti realy will get in the way of someone doing any decent flatwork

Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy View Post
Overall, it's not that big of a deal and you could work around them. If it urks you that much, move them yourself.
Why should she have to? she is also paying for use of the facilities and she should have full use of them. She is already being very reasonable by chaning her riding times. Believe me I wouldnt have change it twice. I probably would have the first time but the instructor running over the hours he has specified would have me up in arms!

you use it you clean it up just like poo in the arena.

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