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bluemooncowgirl
May. 4, 2012, 02:42 PM
I want MrBlueMoon to build a bridge for me to use in schooling his horse for trail challenges. He's willing but we need some ideas.

Do you have one? I wanna see it!

horseshrink
May. 4, 2012, 02:56 PM
Oh, Yeah. I want one also. My husband could probably make it, but would need really good instructions/pictures.

AliCat518
May. 4, 2012, 02:57 PM
Oh oh ohhhh! We just built one!! I dont have any pictures of it with me, but will add some when I get home. It's about 8 feets long, 3 feet wide. Painted white, with random orange spray paint to make it scarier.

Took my scared-of-everything TB up to it one day, expecting fireworks, and he walked over it like it wasnt even there. Once he had all 4 feet on it, he turned around and asked for a treat.

Tee
May. 4, 2012, 03:05 PM
If it's still set up at the barn tonight, I'll get a pic of the bridge they made last year. It's actually 5 sections (easy to move!) for a variety of bridge conformations. Pretty awesome.

EquineImagined
May. 4, 2012, 03:08 PM
I don't have any photos of it (yet, still working on relocating it into my arena, heavy sucker that it is I need help) but I'm converting one of the coops we have into a bridge :D

It's already broken down into 2 pieces. I just need to get another 1X4 and cut it down to reinforce the boards in the middle. And THEN I'll make my dear sweet honeyman make himself useful by building me a non-flat one. Will try and track down some 'templates' or 'blueprints' for you though. :)

eeyore4176
May. 4, 2012, 03:11 PM
My husband made me a teeter totter last year that doubles as a bridge if the pipe isn't under it. All he did was take 2x6 boards and screwed them together on the bottom side with short boards and made sure the middle had support boards to keep it from moving on the pipe. I think it's 8 feet long and 3 or 4 feet wide?

We (husband, myself and a friend) had more fun on it trying to get us all to balance on it without either end touching than the horses ever had crossing it. The horses all thought it was no big deal

Raleigh's Mom
May. 4, 2012, 04:36 PM
Ha! I am building one tomorrow and will take pictures. :)

Raleigh's Mom
May. 6, 2012, 02:40 PM
Not the best picture, but here is my bridge built yesterday. It is 5ft long by 4ft wide, made with 2 x 6's. It could have been a little longer but I am happy with it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/wicherd/bridge.jpg

Monica67
May. 7, 2012, 07:10 AM
Awesome thread! My group is in need of a bridge so thank you everyone for including yours. :) Right now we have a ghetto bridge of 5 flat boards on the ground. lol

SonnysMom
May. 7, 2012, 07:30 AM
The Parelli people at our barn have a mini bridge. It is a pallet with plywood on top all painted white.

OveroHunter
May. 7, 2012, 09:48 AM
:yes:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=947822059880&set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3&theater

"Was that on purpose?" :confused:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=948154842980&set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3&theater

"Oh, obviously not!" :lol:

bluemooncowgirl
May. 7, 2012, 09:51 AM
:yes:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=947822059880&set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3&theater

"Was that on purpose?" :confused:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=948154842980&set=a.909626818450.2677485.4923850&type=3&theater

"Oh, obviously not!" :lol:

Whhhhoooooooohoooooooo!!!!

Great seat, by the way!

foggybok
May. 8, 2012, 03:51 AM
How about these two?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJbs6qg_wNI

I posted this vid before, so apologies for that....

bluemooncowgirl
May. 8, 2012, 08:24 AM
Foggybok, forget the bridge. Just give me that pony!:D

I remember that video. The bridge set-up is amazing!

EquineImagined
May. 8, 2012, 09:46 AM
Foggybok, I hadn't seen that one so thanks for posting it again!!! :D

That's an extreme trail set up! Mama wants.

trubandloki
May. 8, 2012, 09:54 AM
Loving the photos.


Eeyore, can you get photos of your tipping bridge?

foggybok
May. 8, 2012, 07:45 PM
Foggybok, forget the bridge. Just give me that pony!:D

I remember that video. The bridge set-up is amazing!

What's your address, he'll be on the next bus! :)