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post #21 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 08:42 PM
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Oh and I should add that my YO goes ballistic if you leave jumps or poo in the arena for longer then it takes for you to make your horse comfortable (i.e untack, rug up and either put out or put in stable)

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post #22 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Faye, I have to admit I was surprised by the amount of people telling me to buck up and ride around them. With the jumps side by side dead center I have to worry about my horse running into them when I lunge her, plus figure 8's are out of the question. I have been just working around them as I asked if they could be moved to the corner and they seem to have grown instead. Since I have heard other riders complain, but I assume I am the only one to actually voice it, I am just going to have to deal with it. I may pay full care to use the facilities, but my one horse doesn't stack up to the many that the jumper trainer brought in and I know money talks, so I am stuck. I could move her, but what a PITA and this place is under 10 mins from my house. Anyway, I asked for opinions and I thank you all for that.
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post #23 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:10 PM
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I'd start asking the YO for a reduction in your fees since you can't use the facilities that are supposed to be included.

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post #24 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:20 PM
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I didn't read all the way through, so maybe someone already made this suggestion. Couldn't you just move them yourself so that there's some room between them(that way you could do figure 8s or whatever it is you want to do and they really wouldn't be in the way...if you want to circle you can circle around them...and then put them back where he had them when you're done riding??? I think that is a pretty easy solution, would only take minimal effort.

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post #25 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:26 PM
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hmm...just went back through and saw that maybe the jumps are too heavy? I guess I'm not sure what kind of jumps you're talking about because I don't think jumps are heavy at all...? If that's the case then I guess my earlier suggestion is useless. Everywhere I've ridden it's just 2 or 4 wooden standards per jump and some pipes that go across, with wood inside so they don't bend. Those are pretty easy, especially if you just move the standards closest to the middle and bunch them with the others.

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post #26 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:26 PM
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I didn't read all the way through, so maybe someone already made this suggestion. Couldn't you just move them yourself so that there's some room between them(that way you could do figure 8s or whatever it is you want to do and they really wouldn't be in the way...if you want to circle you can circle around them...and then put them back where he had them when you're done riding??? I think that is a pretty easy solution, would only take minimal effort.
When you are leg yeilding in and out of a circle having jump wings in the way is not good. Also if you want to attain a decent level when something goes wrong or doesnt feel right you have to correct it instantly, so if my horse is sticking his quarters out and wont pop them back in when first asked he will be made to half pass accross the school and back again, generaly he will go straight after that but it has to be done instantly and having to go around jumps makes that impossible.
As for moving the jumps yourself, why should she have to? Some people like myself have a very limited time for riding and I would not appreciate having to spend some of that time moving jump wings. It is polite to move the jumps out of the way if you have been using them. I wouldnt dream of leaving my poles out when I've been doing pole work (it would be interesting to see people going round my poles when I've been doing exercises for bent in the middle of the school and the poles are aranged in a triangle with poles coming out at each corener)

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post #27 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:32 PM
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The OP has said that the issue is not so much riding as it is lunging, from my understanding. I get that totally, since it is tough in a smaller arena to work around the standards, and they are the heaviest part! Being that they are side by side I would probably just take down one, move the standards and poles in front of the other jump to have more room. I doubt you would get a discount in board, since you DO use the facilities. I would have a bigger issue with my horse being moved all the time, unless she is moving to a better one....

I always use anything that is left in the arena as things to do patterns around, practice sircles, etc, and I know you can do that, but yeah, sometimes it is nice to have the whole thing. If you like all else at this place, I would probably just put up and shut up.......the option is a real PIA as you said.

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post #28 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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I think it would be foolish to ask for a reduction in fees, that may get you a response you might not like. There may be more students waiting for a stall!

I really am having a hard time understanding why you can't avoid two jumps in the center. Don't the jumping students spend time doing flatwork too? I've never seen anyone only jump without any flatwork. How are others handling the situation?

I ride mostly Dressage, but have the jumps up just for fun. At another place I boarded I would often ride in the hay field around the round bales. I ride in the pasture too. I try to use anything around to change things up. Things are different in other places, but surely the arena is not the only place to ride? It is not good to only ride a horse in the same place the same way every time. They will become ring sour...

If you really have to make your figure 8 exactly in the middle, just shift the jumps over a little bit. The trainer probably won't care either. But the easiest thing would be to just move the poles out away from the jump standards & use them as trot poles or make a square box to back into or something.

You will not be very popular around the stable if you are complaining about other people. Try to see these things as oportunities instead of problems.

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post #29 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I lunge every time I go to the barn, and I make it there at least 5 days a week.
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post #30 of 72 Old 11-13-2010, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Popularity has never been my strong suite. Lol! I do appreciate everyone opinion though. :)
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