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    Default What do you think of these to stabilize ground poles?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1003186...5#.UitCJTYsmSo

    I like that they are lighter than a cinder block, although perhaps not as versatile. Any other ideas?
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    Get a 6 x 6 (scrap pieces from a barn project are useful), cut it into ~15" sections. In 1 side of each section cut out a notch about 1" deep by 3 - 4 " long. Use 2 to set a ground pole.

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    Well, I am lazy so I'm trying to find something pre-made! Although I like your idea.
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    What about these scalloped bricks? You could push then down into the footing or leave then raised as cavalettis.

    http://m.homedepot.com/p/Pavestone-1...951/100192519/



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    Whatever you choose, think always of safety.
    There will be the time a horse, especially a young one learning, will miss and drift to the ends and may stumble over whatever you have there.
    Try to have something that will hurt the least and won't cause a fall if hit, something rather light and that will move on, not so solid it is not going anywhere, without give to it.

    You could try a pair and see how it works in real life, before putting too many out there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmel View Post
    Well, I am lazy so I'm trying to find something pre-made! Although I like your idea.
    DH and I can always make you a set a cavaletti. We have made a number of sets. We normally use a 4X4 for the pole but if you want to keep it reasonable I can use a landscape pole. Not sure how well they do or don't hold up compared to 4X4.
    I have a set here that I am repainting for my trainer. I think I have made her 6 or 7. She lost one when a round bale fell on it.
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    I'd use it! I'm like you -- I CAN build stuff, but if I don't have to, then sweet! Although the poles would still rattle around in there, so I'd probably only use it if it was free.



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    Ha ha, well it's close to free--99 cents each. Thanks Sonnysmom. I actually have 2 sets of cavaletti ends that I need to replace the poles on. But I also like those bricks that SA founds. I will have to make a trip to HD soon.
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