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post #21 of 32 Old 11-30-2012, 11:45 PM
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No kidding? Where are you at? At our Lowe's, wooden poles run about 12 bucks. My PVC, on the other hand, were 3.
EDIT: I see you're in TN, not far from us :p That's weird how the prices are so different.
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I brought 75mm treated pine posts at bunnings for about &6 each.

Much lighter than the 10mm! Can lift with one hand.
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post #23 of 32 Old 12-04-2012, 09:56 AM
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We use wooden poles of various (usually heavy) weights to simulate what we usually are presented with in the ring. Cut is either square cut, where they hit it, it hurts, they lift their legs higher next time. Or circle, glide over it if its hit. But we also have curved rails and various filler fences and roll tops. just a nice variation so our horses dont get bored or lazy.
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For the jumps that have poles and not boards, my barn uses PVC. There are a few wooden poles floating around but for the most part it's all PVC.

Seeing as the entire course (10+ jumps) is put up and taken down many many times each day, it's a LOT easier to have the PVC.

I've never heard of PVC shattering, and we've had some...interesting accidents with them.
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post #25 of 32 Old 12-04-2012, 04:25 PM
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you are lucky you have never seen a pvc pole shatter, once you do, you will have no desire to use them ever again. Im surprised your horses still have any respect for jumps if your whole course is pvc. i hope there isnt a trainer behind all those pvc purchases, and if there is i would not trust them.

its plain lazy imo to use pvc because they are lighter. I have a very very weak arm from an old injury and i still carry wood poles.
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We use wooden poles of various (usually heavy) weights to simulate what we usually are presented with in the ring. Cut is either square cut, where they hit it, it hurts, they lift their legs higher next time. Or circle, glide over it if its hit. But we also have curved rails and various filler fences and roll tops. just a nice variation so our horses dont get bored or lazy.
The square cut seems kinda harsh. Horses legs are nothing to mess around with and using the type of pole that hurts just to get them to lift the legs isn't worth a tenton or ligament injury.
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I prefer wood for everything except setting them up and putting them away

I did have a PVC pole shatter on me once- I was using it in a lesson as a canter pole on the ground, and my horse stepped on it wrong. Luckily she wasn't injured from it, but it had a nice jagged edge on it and had to get thrown out.
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The square cut seems kinda harsh. Horses legs are nothing to mess around with and using the type of pole that hurts just to get them to lift the legs isn't worth a tenton or ligament injury.
The other trainers say thats what they are for (ours doesnt like using them). But our horses never hit those so we dont have that issue. Other people never seem to have issues with them (the ones who do hit them). But i do agree with you, but ey, they are jumps right.

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Dont know where y'all are buying wood but wood poles at lowes like the ones used for fencing are 6 bucks and there flat on side so the dont roll around. Trust me its a nice feature lol The PVC pipe at lowes is 8 bucks a pole. I did a lot of pricing when i was looking for stuff to jump. lol

$6?? Are you talking about those short 6' landscaping timbers? We use those for flower rails... but the average pole for a jump is 12feet long and I have NEVER seen them for even double that! We buy our jumps from shows. The poles are about $20 but they are primed, painted, and extra heavy duty.

Quality wood poles are expensive and heavy but I prefer them HANDS DOWN to PVC. I can't stand PVC for all the reasons people already stated. We use PVC wing standards with wood inserts in the feet so they don't fall down (and I've seen THEM shatter!) with wood poles. Best combo IMO.
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[QUOTE=upnover;1787408]$6?? Are you talking about those short 6' landscaping timbers? We use those for flower rails... but the average pole for a jump is 12feet long and I have NEVER seen them for even double that! We buy our jumps from shows. The poles are about $20 but they are primed, painted, and extra heavy duty.

Quality wood poles are expensive and heavy but I prefer them HANDS DOWN to PVC. I can't stand PVC for all the reasons people already stated. We use PVC wing standards with wood inserts in the feet so they don't fall down (and I've seen THEM shatter!) with wood poles. Best combo IMO.[/QUOTE\]

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