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post #31 of 93 Old 09-30-2010, 03:07 PM
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We made all our own jumps here are examples of some

-bushes(check these super carefully before you jump as they can cause nasty scrateches uneven ground rabbit holes etc)
-wooden pallets in a tiger trap style
-water throughs
trickle gates
-large straw bales
-big big big oil drums
-large mounds of mud with a pole on top
-old chicken coop
-in and out of the river
-we string the fence through insulated poles and make jumps into different fields.

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post #32 of 93 Old 10-01-2010, 04:00 AM
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Yes Maura you are right about my picture, but i am not jumping it backwards... I turned the far side of the stand around so it can be knocked down either way I jump it. But I have new stands now so I dont use the pictured ones anymore.

Yeah i thought they were (and I have thicker ones now) but my neighbour told me they would be alright for the time being. and because he is a horseman I believed him.

Thankyou for that :) I do assure you I have learnt how to use them correctly now, the picure was taken over a year and a half ago.

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post #33 of 93 Old 10-04-2010, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sullivan17 View Post
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

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I use buckets and barrels, and them use t-post or wooden sticks, or posts, im just doing cross jumps but it works! here is what it looks like, sorta anyways- (smiley face is bucket!)

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post #34 of 93 Old 11-12-2010, 05:21 AM
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wow such good ideas from everyone. hehe i am the idea stealer and will have to take some ideas fro ya'll

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post #35 of 93 Old 11-14-2010, 01:55 AM
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I found some dinged up plastic lattice so I cobbled together some fillers....

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post #36 of 93 Old 11-14-2010, 05:48 AM
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Carrot man? I have a question when you paint your jumps do you do an undercoat of white before the colours? Or just slap it on and away you go? My dad just made me new jump wings (there pine) and i have heaps of poles but i didnt know how to pait them..

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post #37 of 93 Old 11-14-2010, 11:18 AM
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On all of the wood I always put a coat or two of exterior primer on first. I find it cheapest at Wal-Mart where a gallon is about $12.

The two purple and pink poles in the background are new out there too. For those I tried something different. I bought a tub of wood filler to fill in the cracks and dings on the poles and then sanded it down before painting. I hope they will stand up to the weather better. They should--the less rain that gets into the cracks the better. Over the winter I will be repainting some of the poles out there and they will be getting the wood filler treatment.
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post #38 of 93 Old 11-14-2010, 11:37 AM
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havent read the whole post but i wouldnt recommend pvc pipes, we had some at my barn and they didn't last long between everyone using them, they break pretty easy especially once they get brittle and as someone else already said, they are light so if one comes off and gets between your horses legs or whatever it could be nasty.
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post #39 of 93 Old 11-14-2010, 03:01 PM
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I use hay bales placed together and that works well. You could also use firewood stacks. There are so many different things to use, try designing some of your own.
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post #40 of 93 Old 11-14-2010, 03:21 PM
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I have one set of standards and about 6 poles of varying length, diameter, and material, though all white, so I'm hunting down some ideas for more standards. I've used buckets, logs, moldy hay bales (great use for the ones that get wet!), rows of orange cones.....make sure you have a ground line for whatever you choose to make, though.
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