Tuesday 31 May 2011

Home Made Jump

We have finally got around to making our first jump, here it is, and yes it is quite small, but it will do for now. It is a sturdy little jump, and I think it looks ok, it was quite easy to make, but obviously we did need a drill to put the holes in, and we used screws to fixes the wood together. The two supports for the pole are made out of an old pallet, and the stands for them are just made out of some unwanted wood that someone we know gave us, the pole itself is made out of a left over fence post with the end cut off. As for the cups to hold the pole we just bought them from a shop.

And then it was time to try the new jump out. Oh no it wasn’t it was time to get soaked, sadly I was unable to try the new jump that day, because there was such hard rain, and Niko got really wet so I couldn’t put his tack on, he had to be rugged up unlike this little chap who is quite all right with a bit of rain.

Anyway as you can see I got to try out the jump today, and I am very happy with it, it is just a shame that it is so small. Niko was very good about jumping it, he normally won’t pick his feet up with little jumps, but he did with this one, so that is good, but he did stamp on a trotting pole and break a bit off it, oh well the trotting pole did survive so that’s ok.

And here is a another one of Niko and I going over the jump, I just have to be careful not to over use the same jump, Niko can get bored of the same jump very easily, and then he just doesn’t try, and will knock poles off nearly every time.

Thanks for the comments on my last post.

Sherri, yep old leather is so lot nicer, the new stuff on my saddle is so stiff, it’s quite hard to use, still I would rather have stiff tack then no tack. I hope Blogger starts working for you soon.

Abby, sadly the saddle is not very comfy, but it fits Niko well so that is all that matters, it came with Niko for a extra price, so we knew it wound fit. Bold Hawk should be delivered on the 3rd of June it is very exciting.

Allhorsestuff, yes it sure is good to have stirrups back, but what I am probably happiest about is not having to sit on Niko’s bony back. Nope I just had new girth straps, looking forward to your next post.

Debi, yeah he really is a nice looking horse, thanks.


RDA Pony Tales said...

What a really good job you have done of making a jump, it looks very sturdy. Niko looks to be enjoying himself in the pictures, it is nice to be able to do a bit of jumping in between all the ground work.

Sherri B. said...

A very nice photo of the jump with Niko. Don't you just love it when you can make something you really need with things on hand?

allhorsestuff said...

Oh look ay that cute jump! Good job Edward. Niko loss to be a happy jumper...you have nice form too!
Yea...Laughed when I read of you making jumps of what you had...me too!
I got to jump mine today...in the new saddle!We just walked the course yesterday...she did well for how much her forrest was re arranged! Did them towards home..woo, talk about finding the stream to fly...may need to employ the running rings..she put her head up and went whoosh! Fun though.

Loved this post!