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angelsgrace 05-16-2009 05:05 AM

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 plz help mmmeee

Pinto Pony 05-16-2009 05:29 AM

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.

lovemyponies 05-16-2009 08:03 AM

If you have scrap pieces of would you can make a wooden gate that is alway a nice jump

angelsgrace 05-16-2009 08:46 PM

ok thank you

EquitationStar 05-16-2009 11:08 PM

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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