Jumping is very popular in the Netherlands. Many people like to make a jump at home with their horse or pony.Sure, you can buy this obstacle, but if you can not have it or not, there are a few ideas for making your own obstacles or together.
In the Netherlands, a popular discipline. Along with dressage and eventing is also one of the three branches of the Olympic equestrian. An obstacle course executable which penalty is assessed if a part of the obstacle, if the horse refuses or if the timeout is. A course usually consists of 10 to 13 obstacles. Do you want to ride the jumping, then you are in the Netherlands are required to first obtain a win in class B dressage. And of course you have to practice a lot.
At a match in the track number barriers. An obstacle can consist of multiple jumps, in characters. The obstacles are marked with a red and white flag. You must run through between the flags where you’re holding the red flag on the right side and the white flag on the left side.
To train using your obstacles. To build these obstacles, do you usually use posts, beams and spoons.Are you competitive riders then you these materials is often at home or you can use them at a club while training or lesson. Do you have this possibility, or skip sometimes for your hobby, then there are many ways to make your own obstacles or together.
However, it must be safe:
- Toolbars can be easy
- No dangerous objects can be used, for example, where the horse can come with his legs up
- Sharp edges should be avoided
- Do not use PVC pipe for when they break they have very sharp points
Beams have you actually almost always necessary. In the hardware store or lumberyard you can buy long rods. The point interrupt you, you rub the bar and then paint it. Then you have beautiful straight beams. Of course, you can go into the forest in search of long, wide branches. Leave at least 6-7 cm thickness. Just make sure you get the good bits off and you take any straight branches.
Cavaletti consist of a beam, grew up in their ends. You can stack them on top of each other, but also behind the other lay on the ground and trotting over the. Cavaletti you can easily do yourself. Take 2 vanes spin and that is fixed in the form of a cross. Make it with 2 strips. Tick up and put a beam on.Eventually, you can attach the bar to the crosses. Also you can use instead of cross sticks and put them in the bar.
Do you want to make posts, always check that the feet are heavy. For example, take an old car wheels with tires, weld a pipe to it. Drill holes in the pipe so you can hang the spoons.
Instead of services, you can use a lot of other things to put on your toolbar so that you have a nice jump. That alone makes the best light. Examples of this are:
- Set The Tone
- Crates of beer
- Straw bales
- Plastic containers
Of course, there are obstacles to conceive without bars. Try to put two bales, side by side. You have access to a bed or piece of wood then you can think of a row of boxwood shrubs, in order to achieve this are cheap in a Garden Centre. A tribe is also possible, beginning with a not too large. You can always act as a barrier a pile of branches or a ditch.
Always look at themselves well to the situation, the level of you and your horse or pony and the quality of the materials. Safety must come first! Of course, you can always look for other barrier materials, such as Marketplace.
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