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post #1 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Question Is there a reason for jump poles to be striped?

my mum said she thought it was something to do with the horse being able to see it better. but i thought it was just traditional.
this all started when i said i wanted to paint my new jump poles all white.
so is there a reason?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 09:31 AM
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it depends on what color they are whether or not they can see it better. but just plain white is fine ! people just like interesting jumps/cool colored jumps

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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yeah thats what i thought, at the stables i jump spotty ones, striped ones and plain ones

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 09:42 AM
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they look cool, unless youre the one who has to repair & repaint a whole course every 6 months/yr haha

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 10:36 AM
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I stripe most of my poles in very scary colors so that the ones at competitions will look easy...or at least less scary

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 11:16 AM
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i usually just use a tarp or blanket over a jump to make it look scary !

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-17-2009, 12:29 PM
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For looks, and it's easier to judge the center of a pole (ie the center of a jump) when you have marks spelling it out for you.

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