Raised poles for poor people

WelshD

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I understand that raised poles are great for developing topline

Only with no poles and no way of raising them and definitely no money to pay for such extravagance I sat down and had a think

Some potties, white drainpipe and sticky back plastic later...

(I know drainpipe isn't ideal but for tiny pony trotting poles I think its low risk)

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LOL they are fab aren't they, I've had potties as pole raisers for years, mine are pearlescent purple & baby blue, also use downpipes for poles covered in yes you've guessed it, sticky tape. In fact I was just sitting there yesterday re-covering my red taped ones.

Half white guttering makes for a superb smart dressage arena as well. And squared downpipes make excellent poles.

I do also have proper wood poles but the pipes get used an awful lot more as they are so light to move around, I also have some much wider proper drain pipes in grey and brown for x-country jump types.

Having a posh set of jumps doesn't have to cost a fortune if you look around a bit.
 

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Blimey, I just stuck my poles on housebricks for a small pony and learner rider. Now if you had been really good you could have gone door to door like the scrap men - any old potties missus? :)
 

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what a flippin good idea!! I always use small jump wings but they still get in the way when lunging, so often end up knocking them down with the lunge line!! so love this idea!
 

fatpiggy

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Cracking idea but you mentioned safety? Why aren't they 'normally' suitable? Or have I miss interpreted your first post OP?

Plastic anything around a horse's feet aren't a good idea as it shatters easily and could easily cause a nasty injury.

Ladyinred, I hope you weren't planning to use one in the middle of the paddock!
 
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