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pics/vid post #30--I built a canoe and finally jumped it!!

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  • pics/vid post #30--I built a canoe and finally jumped it!!

    Bring a bottle of vodka and I'll give you a canoe ride around my pasture!


    I searched for an aluminum canoe (to complete my 1/2 coffin) for a few weeks and was finally tired of failed shopping. So I started scrapping a boat together last week.
    I'm pretty happy with the final product.

    Though I think the first time I point my horse at it I might do it without the flowers on top. It's a little bit of a spooky jump!!
    It's only 20" high but I think it's going to jump...er...really big.
    In hind sight I wish it were 1/2 the size.


    I pulled a pic of a "home made canoe" off of google to get a general idea of how to start.
    Here are some pics of the building process:


    that's all.
    I'm in love with it and I think it looks sooo cute by our pond.

    My next project is to build a tee-pee town around my bank. We put a bank in the back pasture last month. I'm going to build 2 decorative tee-pees and some coups to go with the bank. I want to keep a cute native american theme.
    Last edited by purplnurpl; Aug. 21, 2013, 03:04 PM.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

  • #2
    THAT'S SO FLIPPING COOL! Love love love it!!! Makes sure to document the first jump over it. :P


    • #3

      And I dont even do cross country.

      In fact, the most jumping I ever do is popping over a tiny weeny cross rail.

      BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Make sure you film the first jump(s) over it!
      Last edited by dreamingofdressage; May. 20, 2013, 04:05 PM. Reason: my spelling skills are non existent
      Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
      ~DQ wanna-be~


      • #4
        It is adorable. Good job.

        Now on the title of the thread...I was trying to figure out how you build a canoe in relationship to what canoeing means here on COTH. I kept thinking the being drunk part might come before the random canoeing.


        • #5
          Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
          Now on the title of the thread...I was trying to figure out how you build a canoe in relationship to what canoeing means here on COTH. I kept thinking the being drunk part might come before the random canoeing.
          I was thinking that too!
          Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
          ~DQ wanna-be~


          • #6
            Originally posted by dreamingofdressage View Post
            I was thinking that too!
            Glad it was not just me.


            • #7
              I was a little concerned about the part where we could come by and get a canoe ride around the pasture..
              Chambermaid to....


              • #8
                I was also reading canoe as in the cothism

                It looks brilliant


                • #9
                  I agree, it took me a minute! But it's stunning!!


                  • #10
                    Canoe = another word COTH has ruined for me.

                    The sun is out, I should go paint on my free doors that are becoming panel jumps, but I've been struck down with the worst.cold.ever and am dying. I did manage to get out to the barn today and play with my boys, but urgh...it came at a cost.
                    COTH's official mini-donk enabler

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                    • Original Poster

                      I actually don't know what CANOE means on COTH.... any help?
                      Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                      • #12
                        On COTH "Going canoeing" = the act which can produce pregnancy in mammals.

                        "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by purplnurpl View Post
                          I actually don't know what CANOE means on COTH.... any help?

                          Sooooo cute!!!
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                          Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                          VW sucks.


                          • #14
                            Erm....horizontal monkey dance = canoeing. Hee.
                            Life doesn't have perfect footing.

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                            • #15
                              Be Proud ! It is Super cool !!!

                              BE PROUD !!!!!

                              Your canoe is super COOL !~!!!
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                              • #16
                                Anything with the word 'canoe' in it means something entirely different to the frisky minded COTH'ers.
                                Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                                • #17
                                  E-r-r-r, I let my arrow hover over the topic line of your thread and thought, "Oh, no! After someone found a 'child in her pasture', someone is finding a couple of people 'drinking and canoeing" on their property!!

                                  SO GLAD to be proven wrong.

                                  And VERY nice canoe---I want to jump it!
                                  "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt


                                  • Original Poster

                                    oh dear.
                                    maybe I should change the topic line to BOAT. hehehee

                                    Thanks for the compliments. I'm in love with the dang thing. Makes me so happy to see it out there.
                                    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by wildlifer View Post
                                      Erm....horizontal monkey dance = canoeing. Hee.
                                      If i smell like peppermint, I gave my horse treats.
                                      If I smell like shampoo, I gave my horse a bath.
                                      If I smell like manure, I tripped.


                                      • #20
                                        OMG I thought this was going to be about *canoeing * wink wink nudge nudge!

                                        But seriously, Purp you rock! That is a freaking awesome jump. You got mad jump building skilz! I becha you're right, the horses are going to jump it BIG!
                                        Unrepentant carb eater