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setting up good jumps

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        05-16-2009, 05:05 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    setting up good jumps

    Hi I have been jumping heaps lately but any tip on seting up good high jumps that won't freak my horse and I don't have enough money to buy proper jumps
    I only have barrels and poles that is it I use cross jumps and straights but some times my mare will jump one jump and won't jump another that is the same hight so please help mmmeee
         
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        05-16-2009, 05:29 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Here are some things I do cause I have to pretty much make do with what I have...

    Use tyres, they are free


    Use cardboard for fillers


    Hope that is some ideas for you.
         
        05-16-2009, 08:03 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    If you have scrap pieces of would you can make a wooden gate that is alway a nice jump
         
        05-16-2009, 08:46 PM
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    Weanling
    Ok thank you
         
        05-16-2009, 11:08 PM
      #5
    Foal
    When you put the jumps up higher make sure you have something underneath as a filler and a good solid ground line. Horses don't like to jump really airy jumps as they can't judge the distance as well.

    Ideas for fillers:
    - cones
    - tires
    - boxes or crates
    - barrels - Make sure you secure them somehow though. If your horse hits it by accident it could roll forward and the horse could trip over it. Also have a ground line in front of the barrel. The horse will look at the base and could not realize that it's round and that he has to jump sooner).
         

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