Building Jump Standards & Poles
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Building Jump Standards & Poles

This is a discussion on Building Jump Standards & Poles within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • What can you use for jump poles for horses
  • Horse jump standards

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-10-2009, 04:55 AM
  #1
Weanling
Building Jump Standards & Poles

So, my new barn has nothing to jump over! =) I am researching building my own jump standards since they are over $100 to buy pre-made.

So far, I've found the following websites with directions:

How to Build a Horse Jump 1 Pair Schooling Standard - wikiHow
Lorien Stable - How to Build Jump Standards

Cost of supplies should be around $30 for 2 unpainted standards.

Anyone ever built these? Any suggestions?

Would you recommend that I paint them? Or just get pressure-treated wood? They may end up outside in the rain at some point.

Also, do you prefer plastic or metal jump cups, why?

Can you buy round wooden poles at hardware/lumber stores? I couldn't find them on Lowes' or Home Depot's websites.

I may get some 3" PVC Pipe for cavaletti. I don't want to use these for jumps in case we fall on them and they break/shatter. Are normal "horse-use" poles 10 feet long? Or should I have the hardware store trim down the PVC pipes for me?

Wish me luck!! =)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-10-2009, 05:55 AM
  #2
Weanling
The lorien stable version is what I use---- very very simple- at home it really shouldn't matter what cups you use... unless ur horses are prone to jumping crooked etc. the jump poles are standardly 10ft but 8ft ones work fine and are usually cheaper- you can buy platic coloured sleeves for the pvc pipes in case of shatter
     
    11-10-2009, 06:09 AM
  #3
Weanling
Ohhh, nice idea to put those sleeves on PVC poles!

10-foot poles just seem really long (and heavy) for me to be hauling around our not-so-giant arena. Maybe I will go with 8-foot (and save a little money too!)
     
    11-10-2009, 06:23 AM
  #4
Weanling
Glad to be helpful ;) http://www.jumpgearetc.com/page-railsleeves.html here's an example of what i'm talking bout- i'm sure you can get them cheaper somewhere
     
    11-10-2009, 06:54 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Awsome idea XivoShowJumper,
     
    11-10-2009, 09:31 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I'm having a hard time finding any poles... I can find 8' fence posts, but they're 6" thick and HEAVY! I guess I just need to keep calling around.

Does anyone have a good caveletti building page?
     
    11-10-2009, 09:39 AM
  #7
Weanling
I use 4 inch pvc pipes for poles, just make sure you get the solid core ones. The other hollow core ones just don't stand up to the use. They are lighter and easy to move around. Also I just take different colored duct tape and make stripes on mine and they look great. I would stick with the 10ft poles. I had some 8ft ones once and they ended up looking narrow from the back of my horse.

If you really want to have wood ones you can call and talk to your local lumber yards, in other words NOT lowes or HomeDepot or whatever you have in your area. The local places will do custom cuts for you.
     
    11-10-2009, 04:25 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I thought about calling the mills. I guess I'll be on the phone tomorrow . I don't like PVC for jump poles. I don't mind them for cavaletties, but most I can get around here are too flimsy for jumps.

Thanks!
     
    11-10-2009, 10:03 PM
  #9
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
I thought about calling the mills. I guess I'll be on the phone tomorrow . I don't like PVC for jump poles. I don't mind them for cavaletties, but most I can get around here are too flimsy for jumps.

Thanks!
I guess it may be unusual but I have a selection of different thicknesses and the different types of core (like I talked about in my previous post). I get the 4inch ones with the thickest walls and solid core. They will not sag across a jump like the others. And what I mean by solid core is they are still hollow pipes but the plastic that makes up the walls of the pipe are solid. The hollow core ones are styrofoamy in the center of the pipe wall.

But that aside, call your mills. I have an amish guy that runs a mill in my area who will do custom type of stuff for me if I order a minimum number. The minimum number is usually not that much and they will deliver.
     
    11-10-2009, 10:07 PM
  #10
Weanling
I don't find 8 ft that narrow at all? I mean you can get a narrow jump on course that's like 5 ft? I spose it depends on the horse tho I tend to have a mixtur of lengths from 5-10' lets the horses see that a jump is a jump..... doesn't matter how narrow or wide, or thin or thick
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a reason for jump poles to be striped? speedy da fish Jumping 6 10-17-2009 12:29 PM
Is 130 good value for 2 jump wings with poles, cups and fillers? speedy da fish Jumping 4 10-10-2009 07:22 AM
Photos of your jump standards! MovingOn Horse Pictures 12 05-11-2009 02:37 AM
Length of trot poles and canter poles? Eventer4545 Horse Training 2 12-26-2007 09:12 AM
Custom horse jump standards with cups Uxbridgewoodworks Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 04-01-2007 12:39 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0