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oharabear
Dec. 30, 2009, 07:48 PM
I got a gift card to Home Depot for Christmas, so I am planning ways to spend it and i'm thinking I'll build myself a few jumps. I love it- I am a total "do-it-yourself-er" but sadly lack the creativity. :LOL: I have already built a few standards, have a few poles, but I never even got around to painting them. :no:

So lets see your favorite jumps! Favorite color combos? Cool jumps you've seen at shows? Any jumps that horses seem to find unusually spooky? Creative fillers?

krissy003
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:09 PM
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Saint-Louis-MO/Brody-Robertson-Show-Jumps/125349321372?v=wall&ref=ts
Those are fun looking!! I can imagine it being expensive to build though. Hope it helped!

Rescue_Rider9
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:42 PM
What are kids jumps? I noticed they are skinny, but are they made for horses to jump or just decoration?

make x it x so
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:43 PM
A simple design, but one of my favorites in my trainer's ring:

Stone Wall (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30218212&l=55718e74cd&id=1375350097)

It's a plywood box. We sponge painted it to make the stones look realistic, and it's a really fun jump with the striped matching poles.

TrotTrotPumpkn
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:48 PM
Well, personally, my next build, now that I have some basic jumps, will be a roll top or a brush box. I guess I need a plank still too. Mmmm.

I really like the wall posted!

Rescue_Rider9
Dec. 30, 2009, 08:59 PM
FYI, That wall takes for ever to paint! A friend of mine made one that looks just like it with stone "columns" well and she said it took her about a week to paint.

Blackberry Farm
Dec. 30, 2009, 09:04 PM
I have a plywood box as well-love it ;) It's about 2'3" high and wide (sq) but hubby painted wacky designs on mine. I put handles on it,on either end, since it's quite heavy. I do the jumpers so I've used things like a blue tarp,w/ water for an easy takedown liverpool. I've also purchased oodles of flowers from the Dollar Store, and once bought pinwheels! That got some spooks ;) Brush boxes are easy to make w/ 1"x4" lumber up both sides with 2"x4"s on either end. Space the 1"x4"s about 2-3" apart so you can pull touches of greenery out between the boards. A couple 2' high standards are nice for cavalletti or to create an oxer, and they're easy to move around. I used 4"x4"s for my standards with 4 2"x4"s (N,S,E,W) at the bases to steady them. They're heavy, but sturdy. ;) Sorry I don't have pics.I'm on the Blackberry, but I hope this is clear.

oharabear
Dec. 30, 2009, 09:17 PM
Yeah, I've already built my standards. I also have poles. Nothing is painted as I cannot decide how to paint them. That's. About. It.

I'm only doing a few standards, as my arena is small and I can't fit a full course in there. And hunter OR jumper, doesn't matter to me. I used to show in both, but for the last few years have been focusing on dressage. I just occasionally like to pop my horses over some fences for fun. But my existing jumps are very naked and boring.

hj0519
Dec. 30, 2009, 09:31 PM
What are kids jumps? I noticed they are skinny, but are they made for horses to jump or just decoration?

They're for kids to jump.

doublesstable
Dec. 31, 2009, 01:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxvvMY-m1us&feature=related

Here are some really nice jumps. Very colorful. If you can, pause the very last jump. It's cool.

There are more on the other videos if you look....

make x it x so
Dec. 31, 2009, 09:16 AM
FYI, That wall takes for ever to paint! A friend of mine made one that looks just like it with stone "columns" well and she said it took her about a week to paint.

We painted the wall in a matter of hours (me and one other barn member) while others painted the poles. The day before, I painted it solid gray, and then we added the detail the next day.

Calvincrowe
Dec. 31, 2009, 10:52 AM
I've built many of my trainer's jumps over the years. It is quite easy, and painting just means being patient and doing it in stages.

Home Depot is your friend! buy exterior paint (not oil based, unless you like using mineral spirits to clean up). They usually have all sorts of "not-quite-right" cans that customers return-weird colors but those are fun to work with.

They also have paint in QT sized cans in bright primary colors for cheap as well.

I made panels out of half sheets of plywood, with two 1 x 4s screwed to the top as the "handle". I had HD cut the plywood in half (I used 3/4inch) for free, so I could get right to work at home. You end up with two panels measuring 2 feet tall, by 8 feet long.

Brush boxes are dead easy to build, as another poster stated.

Buy outdoor carpeting. Lay it over poles and you have an instant "wall" jump instead of a vertical. It comes in brown, gray, blue and green and is cheap.

You can build flower boxes out of lengths of plastic gutter. Drill holes, insert fake flowers. Light weight, easily replaced when broken.

Painting means drawing a design on paper. Buy masking tape. Tape off design on whatever, and paint. A good base coat of one color, (the lighter of the choices you have made) will make it easier. Brick walls are a B**ch to paint. Ask me how I know this:lol:.

You can use cones as filler under verticals. We have a "brush jump" made from tiny fake Christmas trees inserted into a 2 x 4. The possibilities are endless.

Hilltopfarmva
Dec. 31, 2009, 12:09 PM
One of our riders over the summer repainted all of ours. We bought the $5 a gallon rejected paint from Home Depot and went to town. We use a tarp to simulate water, cut tires in half and painted them. The youtube video shows all of our painted jumps. Needless to say though, none of our hunters or jumpers are spooked by strange jumps at shows!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=73663&id=664978084#/photo.php?pid=2763908&id=664978084

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=73663&id=664978084#/photo.php?pid=2816924&id=664978084

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQnuaxVrKk

Individualblue07
Dec. 31, 2009, 12:16 PM
i gotta say... i LOVE the jump that is in our neighbors ring. I dont have a picture of it... but its a HOT PINK (yes, thats right.. hot pink...) roll top! <3

its such a barbie type roll top but its really cute! lol

Rescue_Rider9
Dec. 31, 2009, 12:28 PM
One of our riders over the summer repainted all of ours. We bought the $5 a gallon rejected paint from Home Depot and went to town. We use a tarp to simulate water, cut tires in half and painted them. The youtube video shows all of our painted jumps. Needless to say though, none of our hunters or jumpers are spooked by strange jumps at shows!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=73663&id=664978084#/photo.php?pid=2763908&id=664978084

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=73663&id=664978084#/photo.php?pid=2816924&id=664978084

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQnuaxVrKk


I watched the Youtube clip and I LOVE thos jumps! Gets me pretty excited to build mine!!! Gotta get the barn up first :(

cocopuff
Dec. 31, 2009, 10:19 PM
My hubby and I painted some jumps for the barn and this one is my favorite (hope the link works!). The paint was all "oops" paint and I got the design idea from another jump I had seen on the internet.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/photo.php?pid=78616&id=1733391383

Marcella
Dec. 31, 2009, 11:27 PM
I don't have a picture of it, but you can buy 2-3 pieces of wood and then tack on some fence pickets (about $1 each at our Home Depot). I've seen them with a scallop so the center of the jump is really low, but the sides are really high (very intimidating jump even though it is only about 3').

It is simple to construct, and when painted white, makes a very elegant hunter-type jump. If you make it bigger, you can pull the bottom out when it is in the jump cups, and the jump become much wider.

AllyandPete
Jan. 1, 2010, 11:07 PM
One of our riders over the summer repainted all of ours. We bought the $5 a gallon rejected paint from Home Depot and went to town. We use a tarp to simulate water, cut tires in half and painted them. The youtube video shows all of our painted jumps. Needless to say though, none of our hunters or jumpers are spooked by strange jumps at shows!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=73663&id=664978084#/photo.php?pid=2763908&id=664978084

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=73663&id=664978084#/photo.php?pid=2816924&id=664978084

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQnuaxVrKk


oh my goodness, I think that my heart would skip a beat going towards the yellow bullseye jump...you must have some solid, fearless horses ready to face anything in the ring!

spmoonie
Jan. 2, 2010, 09:31 AM
I have always wanted to paint a wall to look as if it is made out of legos. Also, I LOVE the arch that was used in the 2007 Maclay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFm69j14DG4 <---You can see it at 14 seconds

oharabear
Jan. 2, 2010, 01:55 PM
I have always wanted to paint a wall to look as if it is made out of legos. Also, I LOVE the arch that was used in the 2007 Maclay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFm69j14DG4 <---You can see it at 14 seconds

Oh my god the lego idea is geat! That would be so cool!

Huckleberry86
Jan. 2, 2010, 05:31 PM
I don't have a picture of it but when I was in high school the schools colors were black and gold so a friend and myself painted a jump with wings in the school colors using the metallic shiny gold paint, on a sunny day the horses could see their reflections on the poles and wings they would jump anything after that!

lauraware
Jan. 3, 2010, 12:39 AM
I have no pictures... :( but we made a pretty cool (and easy) brick wall jump once!! It was a plywood box (18" high), that we first painted white. Then, to make the bricks, we dipped a rectangular sponge (it was probably about 8" by 3" with rounded corners) into brick-colored paint and just sponge painted it!

Home depot also has these cute bench looking things that we just use as a little gate fence. They are the part of a bench you would sit on, but they don't come with legs/feet attached, so we put their edge on the ground and use them as gate-type jumps. They're only a foot high, so they are good "first solid" (sort of) fences for beginners.