Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
When you set up a jump the poles should be able to fall down to the ground if the horse knocks them, preventing them subsequently being a leg trap for his leg(s) to fall between. In this picture it looks to me that if the poles were knocked by the horse on his approach, or 'kicked back' as he went over, they would be stopped from falling by the uprights on the chair.
So yes, I do think it has potential to be dangerous.
It is not the jump per se that is dangerous, it is the way it is constructed so that it will NOT all fall to the ground that is very dangerous.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.