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post #1 of 10 Old 01-18-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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How to build my own jumps?

I have these wood pole things. And I can spray paint those white and use them as cross rails and trotting poles.
But what should i use to support the wood pole things to make a cross rail?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-18-2010, 08:42 PM
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Wood blocks

Or use what you have as a base and get some PVC pipes to use as the bars
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-18-2010, 08:44 PM
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Barrels are easy to use and produce places sell them fairly cheaply.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-19-2010, 10:00 PM
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Yes 44 gallon drums/Barrels are very good for making your own jumps.Also you could make your own cavelitties with wood.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-20-2010, 11:28 PM
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I used barrels and cones until we built my jump standards. They work perfect :P
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-22-2010, 03:25 PM
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Feel free to use fencing, feed buckets, water buckets, straw bales, cones, garbage cans, any sort of barrels, tires, cinder blocks, etc. If you need any ideas, feel free to message me. I have a slew of "redneck" ideas =D

And for the spray painting, use colours. If you ever go to a show, there's no guarantee that the poles will be white. Colours get your horse used to sdtrange looking thingers.
And for more poles, some ideas could be broom, pitchforks, rakes, pvc pipes (although they can splinter and cut your horse, just be cautious), branches, logs, etc.

Just get creative =D

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-03-2010, 08:54 PM
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If your crafty you could build your own standards, otherwise use some barrels, that's what i use at my house.
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-03-2010, 11:21 PM
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Building Jump Standards# This helps a lot. It is how we made ours and they are better quality than the kind that we bought! (We diddn't use the exact measurements, just followed a similar pattern.)

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post #9 of 10 Old 02-03-2010, 11:26 PM
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And instead of jump cups we drilled two side-by-side holes instead of single holes and we keep two thick, heavy bolt/ screw things to hold up a pole. That way you can change the height without spending more than 40 cents for a full set of your own "jump cups"

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-04-2010, 01:15 AM
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Almost all good suggestions, but I would recommend against pitchforks or rakes - they don't sound like the safest option to me.

Lawn chairs work great to hold up the poles.
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