Originally Posted by Kaleighlg
Yes it is dangerous, but im not going to rant because you have read many already!
But let me correct some people, Jump poles do NOT have to fall when the horse knocks them, Xcountry jumps don't. Yes people and horses get hurt on them, but they also get hurt on poles that do fall, I would suggest using barrels, hay bales, or logs to jump (you can stand short logs on there side and set a pole on top) though.
Cross country jumps cannot be compared to this jump. XC jumps do not role around at the slightest touch, running the risk of such an easy entanglement. And the jumps are going to use such solid elements that the horse can see and get an idea of what is there and respect it. This jump is hard to judge, will move around and stay up way too easily and there is nothing there to encourage the horse to respect and jump carefully.
That said, anyone who has jumped has jumped things that were not advisable. The OP posted here, after getting roasted, to see if there was a valid reason for people's concern. I think there was a reason to be concerned, but certainly no reason to have roasted her. I will admit to having jumped far dumber jumps in my day.....