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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Making your own jumps

Trying to make cavaletti and doing this at home without use of machinery, lucky for me was trained as Patternmaker so many years ago before getting into the Drawing Office, makes you sweat doing halving joints in 4 inch x 4 inch timber, works out will make for aprox £30 each with change left over, have two cats as audience never seen their person sweat before. Already made a manger for Sabrina so she can eat her hay off the floor up the corner without speading all over the place only for £5 cheaper than a haybar, made an extra Manger for one of the other liveries and also another for my stable at home which I am refurbishing as you never know.  

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Making your own jumps

I remember when I was about 13, (long time ago) I made some solid jumps out of the old fencing that had just been replaced at home. I made them in the back garden, they were great. Then asked my dad to take them up the field in his car, and he refused to!  Had to take them to bits and burn the wood!

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Making your own jumps

Everything seems to be plastic and expensive, you have to be very careful with plastic if thinking of using it yourself as water pipe is brittle, what is needed is a thick walled plastic as used for say the pipes used by the gas board. But £23 for a pole is steep when thinking outside the box I am told when asked can get a 4in dia x 8ft pole for £3.79 yes £3.79.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Making your own jumps

Making jumps has back fired and after questions of how the Cavaletti work and had to demonstrate the different heights have had enquires for quantities and a complete course ee! , the upright jumps are the same as they will not fall over only have the pole coming off, the designs have not been seen before by many. Also the latest idea for trotting poles is using square posts say 3 inch x 3 inch (75mm x 75mm) as they are harder to knock out of the way, also upside is that all the timber used is pressure treated against rot.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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