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    10-09-2011, 11:59 AM
Jump standard said 2'6 but actually 3'4?

Down in my barns outdoor arena there are a few jump standards, one of them is the plastic(maybe fiberglass)standard a keyhole track and jump cups and there are measurements on some of the holes. My friend was jumping my TB and wanted me to raise the jump so going on measurements I figured 2'6 would be a good height. She has comfortably jumped a little over 2' before so I figured that would be a comfortable height but after I stepped back and looked at the jump I set up it seemed much higher. She hesitantly jumped it anyway(I told her I would lower it if she didn't feel ready) and thoroughly enjoyed the thrill lol. When I got home and was telling my husband about the jump and showed him about how high it was he thought it seemed higher then 2'6, so I got a tape measure and agreed it seemed more like 3' so I told her she should measure and sure enough it measured 3'4! So the whole point of the ramble is why would the standard read 2'6 when it was 3'4! That is a HUGH difference!
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    10-09-2011, 12:48 PM
I wonder if the standard wasn't put together right somehow. Perhaps the post wasn't attached to the legs/feet in the right spot which in turn changed the height points? No idea without a picture. :P
    10-09-2011, 12:56 PM
I don't have any up close pics of it, but I have a pic of Bella jumping it from a few weeks ago, I think this was set up to 2' according to the markings on the standard.
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    10-09-2011, 01:27 PM
Hum.... they look right. The only thing I can think of other than someone stamped the heights incorrectly is that the posts aren't all the way to the ground in the "feet". Know what I mean? Interesting...
    10-09-2011, 06:18 PM
I'll have to look at it more closely when I go riding on Tuesday and bring a tape measure. I have a video of Bella jumping what I thought what was 2'6 and Lexi measured 3'4. Lexi's boyfriend took the videos and only got the 2 where she knocked the rail down(Bella was pooping so I can't fault her for that lol) and the one right after that when she went around lol. This is the one where she knocked it down, but you can see the standard fairly well, better then in the pic. Not sure if it will make a difference but I wanna show it off anyway lol

    10-09-2011, 06:23 PM
Green Broke
That doesn't look over three foot to me.
    10-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
that doesn't look over three foot to me.
I was thinking that after I watched the video, when I was standing next to it it did seem like it was higher then 2'6(came up to my hips). I'm going to bring a tape measure for sure because now I'm not sure lol, she said she measured it and it was 3'4 but maybe she measured wrong or something.
    10-10-2011, 04:15 PM
I was thinking that after I watched the video, when I was standing next to it it did seem like it was higher then 2'6(came up to my hips). I'm going to bring a tape measure for sure because now I'm not sure lol, she said she measured it and it was 3'4 but maybe she measured wrong or something.
That is most definitely NOT over 3 feet...I'm thinking closer to 2'6, 2'9 unless this horse is tiny! The jump is right, I think maybe the tape measure should be replaced....
    10-10-2011, 04:20 PM
Unless you're an elf, that jump couldn't have come much higher than mid-thigh, it definitely looked 2'6 to me and no where near 3'4.
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    10-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Green Broke
No way that's 3'4''...NO WAY! It looks 2'3'' - 2'6''...

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