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    02-11-2013, 05:48 PM
  #1
Yearling
Jumps

I have a few questions about horse jumps.

What makes a hunter jump?

Makes a staduim jump?

Types and standards of cross country jumps?

What makes a safe jump? Think along the lines of a horse/rider falling into it what prevents a more serious injury?

Makes an attractive jump? Color, size, design?

What is the best length of poles? Are octagon poles okay for jumps as well as ground poles?

What's your favorite jump design, color?

What's the hardest kind of jumps to find already made? But widely used?

Anything else you can think of, pictures, measurements, designs you like, anything. I don't know much about jumps out side of a plain standard. Why am I asking than? Because times are tough all around here, I'm helping out someone that is a excellent carpenter and their primary job isn't what is use to be. They are hoping to make a few extra a month to help ends meet. I said I own a small tack shop, the least I could do is see if there is any interest out there, and there is.

But we want to make sure they are safe number one, but also kinds people like or in demand. I understand we maybe in different parts of the world but all opinions count.

The picture attached in a trial run from really bad instructions, they got wet and it was kind of off a picture. They were made by someone who's never seen a horse jump before. Only 4' tall.

Thanks
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    02-13-2013, 02:00 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I'm new to jumping but hopefully I can at least get the thread rolling

Hunter jumps and stadium jumps are very similar- both are of the collapsible variety (like the standards in your picture with jump cups). Hunter jumps are usually decorated to look more "natural" though- flowers under the jumps, painted to look like brick or stone walls, etc. Stadium jumps are usually painted brighter colors (but might also occasionally have "natural" elements to them) Both of these are set up in an arena.

You can use PVC pipes instead of wooden poles which make it a little bit safer, but will also make it much easier for the horse to knock the pole down. I've heard of poles anywhere from 8' to 12' long. 8' might be OK if you're going to set them up as verticals, but probably too short if you're going to use them as cross poles.

Cross country jumps are generally solid jumps, and can be more dangerous if a fall occurs. Think solid logs, fences, banks, etc. The course is also on outdoor terrain- grass, hills, and water are part of the challenge.
     
    02-14-2013, 11:48 AM
  #3
Yearling
Thanks for the reply. Hoping for a bit more info as it seems difficult to find in one place. It sounds like we're going in the right direction with our designs, colorful or natural. We were aiming to make sure everything if it fell down it wouldn't roll or move again. But easily moved out of the way (with small handle holes or easy to pick up by hand) if an accident did happen it could be dismantled easily, or to remove from arena.
     
    02-14-2013, 05:26 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by verona1016    


You can use PVC pipes instead of wooden poles which make it a little bit safer, but will also make it much easier for the horse to knock the pole down. I've heard of poles anywhere from 8' to 12' long. 8' might be OK if you're going to set them up as verticals, but probably too short if you're going to use them as cross poles.
I highly advice against using PVC pipes. They break easily when stepped on and I've seen many horses slice their legs open on them.
     
    02-14-2013, 05:44 PM
  #5
Foal
I agree w/ canterklutz, I am not a fan out pvc, they will shatter!!
     

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