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  • How to store jumps in indoor?

    Suggestions, please! I have two "L" shaped arms to hold the rails, and I can stack two small coops under them. But the standards, cavelletti, panels, wall, flower boxes, barrels and white plastic blox are threatening to take over the whole indoor.

    If I could come up with a way to manage the standards, that would be great. Does anyone have a system that works?
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

  • #2
    I used to put the standards in the corners of my indoor. The bases on the standards were like so (+) so they'd fit in pretty well.

    How long is your indoor and is it possible to devote maybe 3-4' at one end store all the rest? Or your could just leave some fences up in the indoor. I used to leave some of my jumps up and rode around them. Granted it was a bit of a pain to drag the arena cause I had to get off the tractor and move stuff but, hey, the exercise was good for me.
    Sue

    I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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    • #3
      I also had a fair amount of additional storage in my barn portion(approximately 12' deep and maybe 10' wide) that I could put jumps as well, like picket fences and flower boxes and cavelletti and any such items I didn't plan to use till spring when they went back to the outdoor ring.
      Sue

      I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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        #4
        Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Ring is about 50 meters by 20 meters. The barn and any other storage building are at least 500 meters away, and we have to jump in the indoor most of the year because of winter weather and summer bugs.

        But half of the riders (and the eventers) do lots of dressage, so jumps really can;t stay up. Frustrating!
        They don't call me frugal for nothing.
        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by frugalannie View Post
          Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Ring is about 50 meters by 20 meters. The barn and any other storage building are at least 500 meters away, and we have to jump in the indoor most of the year because of winter weather and summer bugs.

          But half of the riders (and the eventers) do lots of dressage, so jumps really can;t stay up. Frustrating!
          If you are careful about the placement of your jumps, everyone BUT an upper level dressage rider(3rd level or more) should be able to work around them. My indoor is only 60' x 120' and I was able to set up a course of 8 jumps, which included at least one combination, and still had enough room to do a 20 meter circle (minus 6' of course) and come across the diagonal for a trot lengthening.

          My trainer, Carol Kozlowski, used to come up from Avon/Geneseo once/month for lessons for a group of us and we often had to use the indoor due to rain or bad weather and she never seemed to have a problem with space to do flat and then to do jumping.

          Can you put a tarp over the additional jumps and leave them outside? Granted you'd have to make sure the tarp doesn't blow off but it should be easy to secure. If you wanted to keep the jumps off the ground, maybe put them up on pallets and then cover them.

          Good luck getting it done. Fortunately you still have a few months before the snow starts.
          Sue

          I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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          • #6
            Know any bored engineers with a desire to please?

            I'd be willing to bet it wouldn't be that hard to put sufficient eye bolts in the top of each standard, run a length of suitable rope up through pulleys in the rafters, joined by appropriately sized clips and cables into one line, then hoisted by an electric winch.

            ETA: use a caribeaner (a real one) to clip/unclip standards. you could also probably block out from rafters to do a perfectly positionned drop and not have to move them an inch if you wanted to.

            If I had an indoor, that's how I'd do it
            Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
            http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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            • #7
              PS... obviously you wouldn't want to hoist with the rails attached AND... a remote control like a garage door openner would be a really neat thing to have as well.
              Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
              http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Belg View Post
                PS... obviously you wouldn't want to hoist with the rails attached AND... a remote control like a garage door openner would be a really neat thing to have as well.

                is it raining where you are at today?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                  is it raining where you are at today?

                  Unfortunately, no... we need it.
                  Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                  http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Belg View Post
                    Unfortunately, no... we need it.

                    so you are cloud watching... explains your upward oriented ideas!

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                    • #11
                      Truly....
                      Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                      http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Belg, my late father was an engineer, and he would have loved, LOVED your solution. Me, I have an image of standards randomly raining down on unsuspecting ponies. I have been trying to come up with a system like that to get the ring drag out of the way in the winter, though, so it's not that far from the realm of possibility.

                        Msj, I hear ya, but believe me when I tell you that a few of the riders in my barn (much as I love them) have trouble avoiding other horses being ridden, not to mention jumps. And it's just a courtesy for the dressage guru who comes weekly to have a cleared, dragged ring and for the jumping guru to have a dragged ring with materials for jumps at hand.
                        They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                        • #13
                          I do understand, believe me, I do. Another option would be to tell those who want to jump to set the jumps and to put them away when they are done. Course you could always put an addition on the arena to store the jumps but that's kind of an expensive way to do it. Actually you'd probably only need 3 sides, a roof and a door to the indoor so it might not be too bad.

                          Another possible solution would be to see about buying one of those large cargo containers. Our saddle club bought 2 of them to store jumps, and all the dressage rings etc. I have no idea where they got them or the cost but I know someone fitted them out to hold everything with arms like you have to hold rails and additional doors to be able to get at everything.

                          I've seen an indoor with what I think is the idea of Belg with the jumps(brushbox and coops) suspended overhead. I'm like you worrying that the cables would break.
                          Sue

                          I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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                          • #14
                            All depends on the size of cable really....
                            Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                            http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                            • #15
                              Are you using using schooling or wing standards? I store my schooling standards by laying one down and then alternating the bases so I can stack then several high.

                              I need suggestions for outdoor rail storage so I'm not storing my rails directly on the ground next to my ring. I have a barn to store everything in during the winter when I'm not riding at home.
                              1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

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                              • #16
                                If you are going to hoist things from the rafters, build a whole platform that the jumps fit in, fill it and hoist the whole thing up there.

                                You can even add an electric motor and move it up and down with the push of a button.

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                                • #17
                                  Horsecents - I just moved to a new facility recently and had a lightbulb moment for outdoor pole storage when I saw what they do with their poles. How had I not thought of this before?! So simple... (look in background of this pic)

                                  http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...52853913_n.jpg
                                  CLIPclop Bodyclipping by Morgan
                                  Serving North GA with high quality clips.
                                  --> Just Press Start // '99 Oldenburg
                                  --> Always The Optimist (reg. Simply Stylin) // '02 Thoroughbred

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by TwoDreamRides View Post
                                    Horsecents - I just moved to a new facility recently and had a lightbulb moment for outdoor pole storage when I saw what they do with their poles. How had I not thought of this before?! So simple... (look in background of this pic)

                                    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...52853913_n.jpg
                                    looks like an invitation to impale myself on... or knock myself out cold. But esthetically pleasing

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                      If you are going to hoist things from the rafters, build a whole platform that the jumps fit in, fill it and hoist the whole thing up there.

                                      You can even add an electric motor and move it up and down with the push of a button.
                                      Another great idea....

                                      My thinking was that if you always had a set pattern or grid you worked with (or with modest deviation), you could drop it in place except for the rails... but having them all on one platform like you suggest would keep someone from being unsafely lazy by keeping the cables attached to the jump standards :=)

                                      The added weight of the platform and the concentration of weight in one area might be problematic... but again, not if you have an engineer handy
                                      Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                                      http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                                      • #20
                                        Alagirl - it was a weird feeling at first riding by them... felt like I was doing solitair jousting! But you can angle them a little so the bottom end is very close to the fence post and the top end pokes away from the arena .. the 2" difference makes a big change in the intimidation factor!
                                        CLIPclop Bodyclipping by Morgan
                                        Serving North GA with high quality clips.
                                        --> Just Press Start // '99 Oldenburg
                                        --> Always The Optimist (reg. Simply Stylin) // '02 Thoroughbred

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