03-06-2011, 09:36 AM
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Not sure if all of these count, but these are just what we use at out desensitization clinics (well..what we did use previous years, not doing it this year).
-took a 12' 2x4 and set it across about 12' up, depending on the horses you'll have coming through. We hung pieces of cut tarp from it to make a..movable wall I guess you could call it. We have the edges ducttaped so there's no chance of anyone getting cuts from the edges ofthe tarp.
-we set up 4 poles (same as in poles event, but it doesnt really matter what you use. We tied/taped pool noodles to it about horse shoulder and knee height. I'd be careful with putting them too solid in the middle (like leave a few inches space in between the two that would touch), because we had our retired steeplechaser jump over it from a standstill and his rider wasn't very..happy about that. D:
-we had a little bridge built out of wood that we used. Only one horse from the clinic wantedto refuse it. The little 8 month old colt went over perfectly.
-we had the mailbox, tarp, bag of cans, dragged the bag of cans, etc.
-the other day we also put up some long 2x4s against the wall slanted and put a piece of plywood across te opening in the middle of it so that the horse wouldn't try to spin and dash outthe side..which I'm sure the horse we were using it for would've D:
But yeah..this is what we've done and it's worked wonders for our trail horses.(:
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