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Ponies4Paige 11-27-2009 11:42 AM

Help!! need ideas on jumps
ok i live in Texas on a 27 acre peice of has woods and trails and alot of bushes

we are gonna build a house there (we live in a trailer rite now) and my sandy housepad is just the place to jump!!

but i dont have any jumps :( im trying to make some so far i have a pvc pipe on 5 gallon buckets :/ but i need the rest of the jumps to be higher and i dont have any logs to jump well i do they are just not in convenient places

could ya help????
by the way i have some more short pvc pipes and mabey some cinder blocks and ive got.....uh.... idk my dad works on cars and stuff in his spare time so theres alot of junk around :)

SuperStarsSugar 11-27-2009 08:52 PM

See if you can get some old oil drums. Those make good jumps, both laid on their sides or if you put a pole across two upright barrels.

MyBoyPuck 11-27-2009 09:35 PM

4x4s for uprights. Cut them in half so you have two 4' standards. Use 2x6's for the feet. Cut them to 18" lengths. Attach them to the base in a clover leaf pattern for a sturdy base. Drill holes starting at 18" from the bottom and every 3 inches up to the top. Add jump cups and you have jumps.

Much easier to make jump, two bales of straw.

flirt 12-02-2009 04:45 PM

well you could find some old tyre's thats what i use, just stacked up on top of one another they work great

cmilkoff 12-04-2009 10:24 AM

bales of hay work great.

sillybunny11486 12-04-2009 10:29 AM

Dont know your budge but you can buy little cavalettis for $50-$70 a pair that can be stacked. There are a few different brands

kchfuller 12-04-2009 12:23 PM

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my hubby made me these last year ... He capped the ends of the PVC pipes so that they wouldn't get as dirty or filled with anything ... also he ordered the cups online and they fit perfect.

sillybunny11486 12-04-2009 01:24 PM

^ those look professional! I am trying to get the bf to make me some, but i think our first few attemps will be a bit messy lol. Ive never looked at pvc pipes, I like their light weight but I feel like they may be easier to hit off if a horse knocks them. Of course any rail should come out of the cups. Have you had a horse break any of them?

kchfuller 12-04-2009 01:27 PM

nope none of them have broke and they don't get water logged like wood does as well as they don't chip paint and aren't really heavy :)

sillybunny11486 12-04-2009 01:29 PM

I suppose you could fill them with sand if you want weighted ones.

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