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!! =)