Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Getting proper poles is a big goal of mine. I had no problem at my other stables, but the one I moved Cinny to last July isn't quite what the owners made it out to be and I am now on waiting lists for others, including my old one. But I digress.
The poles at my current barn are hollow 8 inch pvc pipe cut into 5 foot lengths. Needless to say they fly several feet if they are very lightly tapped. For this reason I don't use them. I just don't think it's worth the danger. I have been keeping my eye at our local community recycle place (where people take things like cupboards, tables, fencing, flooring to be recycled when they remodel their homes) for some poles or even vintage round fence posts to redo that would be safer to use. But for now, we have no hills, and no cavelletti...and nothing to make a SAFE 1 foot cross rail to lunge him over either...just hollow pvc.