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  • Show me your bridge!

    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!
    Alis volat propriis.

  • #2
    Oh, Yeah. I want one also. My husband could probably make it, but would need really good instructions/pictures.

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    • #3
      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.
      Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
      White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

      Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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

          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.
          Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
          RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
          RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
          RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5

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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              Ha! I am building one tomorrow and will take pictures.
              "We are all doing the best we can from our own level of consciousness.”
              ― Deepak Chopra

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              • #8
                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/v1...erd/bridge.jpg
                "We are all doing the best we can from our own level of consciousness.”
                ― Deepak Chopra

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                • #9
                  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
                  I don't always feel up to arguing with your ignorance

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                  • #10
                    The Parelli people at our barn have a mini bridge. It is a pallet with plywood on top all painted white.
                    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

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                    • #11
                      I think I have the best bridge pic



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                        #12
                        Originally posted by OveroHunter View Post
                        Whhhhoooooooohoooooooo!!!!

                        Great seat, by the way!
                        Alis volat propriis.

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                        • #13
                          How about these two?

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

                          I posted this vid before, so apologies for that....
                          Turn off the computer and go ride!

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                            #14
                            Foggybok, forget the bridge. Just give me that pony!

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

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                            • #15
                              Foggybok, I hadn't seen that one so thanks for posting it again!!!

                              That's an extreme trail set up! Mama wants.
                              Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
                              RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
                              RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
                              RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5

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                              • #16
                                Loving the photos.


                                Eeyore, can you get photos of your tipping bridge?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by bluemooncowgirl View Post
                                  Foggybok, forget the bridge. Just give me that pony!

                                  I remember that video. The bridge set-up is amazing!
                                  What's your address, he'll be on the next bus!
                                  Turn off the computer and go ride!

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