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    11-14-2010, 03:41 PM
  #41
Green Broke
I used to make all my jumps. One of my favorite fillers for underneath was to get some plastic storage crates, like these crates turned upside down and filled with fake flowers. You just stick the stems through the holes in the bottom until you have it as thick as you want. You can almost always find fake flowers places like Goodwill. Plus side is they are light, and they stack, even with the flowers in them, if you want to get them out of the way. Old wooden shutters work great as fillers too, if you remove the hardware.
     
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    11-16-2010, 07:23 AM
  #42
Foal
Be careful using tires for jumps. It's not safe to stack them as a horse could put a foot in them and things would get nasty real quick. In a safe tire jump the tires are stacked on end like books, and you can use hay bales as "bookends." You can also string the tires on a pole, but that would assume you already have poles and standards.
     
    12-08-2010, 01:45 AM
  #43
Yearling
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Originally Posted by CarrotMan    
Here are some examples. These solids were made with scraps I bought at Home Depot....





These jumps are amazing! I've been looking around for ideas to make my own jumps can you give some advice on how you made these?
     
    12-08-2010, 02:21 PM
  #44
Yearling
Poles are farely cheap at a hardware store Before I built my jump standards I used straw bales, barrels, cinderblocks, logs ..ect make sure if you use homemade stuff for standards its sturdy and wont fall down if the horse hits the pole
     
    12-08-2010, 04:15 PM
  #45
Foal
Maura im so glad you steped in!! A big problem I have with using PVC is not only is it light but it falls easily out of the cups. So if your horse happens to hit it, it will fall and a horse can easily pick up a habbit of becoming a "lazy jumper" and not tucking his front feet tightly and evenly. Wooden poles when hit or knocked down wont feel as good as the light and airy PVC poles so next time the horse is gona think twice before droping a leg and having it banged against a heavy wooden pole. The only jumps I would ever recomend for riders are typical standards with jump cups and a sturdy base... jumping blocks (they have 3 diff heights and indents where poles go) and barrels. Like maura said place a ground pole on both sides of the barrels to keep them from rolling.
     
    12-08-2010, 04:18 PM
  #46
Foal
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Originally Posted by xXEventerXx    
Poles are farely cheap at a hardware store Before I built my jump standards I used straw bales, barrels, cinderblocks, logs ..ect make sure if you use homemade stuff for standards its sturdy and wont fall down if the horse hits the pole
when you say cinder blocks.... do you actually put your poles in the hole of the cinder block or just resting on top of it or do you mean that you make like a "wall" and stack the cinder blocks?
     
    12-08-2010, 04:30 PM
  #47
Yearling
The cinder blocks curve so you can set the poles in there it works for off the ground trotting poles ( don't put the pole in the whole)
     
    12-08-2010, 04:43 PM
  #48
Foal
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Originally Posted by xXEventerXx    
the cinder blocks curve so you can set the poles in there it works for off the ground trotting poles ( don't put the pole in the whole)
gotchya I saw once at a schooling show an instructor actualy put pole inside the cincer block I just could not get past the intentions behind doing that
     
    12-08-2010, 04:53 PM
  #49
Yearling
Hhaah yea plus if they were in the whole it could be a disaster waiting to happen
     
    12-08-2010, 05:59 PM
  #50
Foal
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Originally Posted by xXEventerXx    
hhaah yea plus if they were in the whole it could be a disaster waiting to happen
yupp!! The poor horse is more likely to take a fall instead of the rail
     

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