I'm just starting out jumping with my 16 hand appy/quarter.. anyways, My friend has jumps that I jump her on but at home I don't have anything except a couple "tiny" trees that have fallen out in the pasture. Is there any way I can set up jumps by things laying around? Or an easy way to build a couple? What do you use? Any information would be awesome
I went out and set up a water tank(blue barrel cut in half) and then took a block of wood and put it on the other side, and then took 3 boards, took the two biggest ones and put them up as cross poles... and the third one under them.. Sully jumped right over it like it was nothing.. lol
One thing just to be careful of is the weight of the things you use as poles. If you notice traditional jump ones are very heavy, basically if you knock it, it will fall. But with some PVC ones they can just blow off or if you hit them fly forward in your path, and if your horse landed wrong on one it could be bad.
Tires are good for sides of jumps, and solid cross country style jumps can be good too
For poles, you could use things like brooms, lightweight plastic pitchforks, mops, etc. You could also have jumps that don't involve poles.. for example, you could set two hay bales next to each other, pile some horse blankets on top of each other, etc.