Is pvc pipe safe for horse jumps?

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  1. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    You were there??
     
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    :rofl:
    She remembers me telling her. :rofl:
     
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    Oh shoot, no. She posted it here and my husband said oh yeah on the pipes. He used to design and work in landscape design ages ago. I'd never heard of it before, most haven't.
     
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    Shh..Lol, we coulda gotten going on me carrying you to the hospital and saving your life!! Jk.

    *like that sounds like me trying to pull*
     
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    Then she would be for ever in your debt and owe you a life....
     
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    So, that'd be cool lol.
     
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    Odds are, if she saved mine it would've been just one pay-back for the multiple times I saved hers~!! ;)
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    Can't argue with truth.. ;)

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    No, PVC pipe is not safe for horse jumps. It shatters in really weird ways and can cause some awful injuries.

    Sorry, I don't think cheap lumber (split rail or half round or other forms) is safe either. Not durable enough or thick enough, so tends to split and break into jagged pieces.

    Decent, safe jump poles are really not cheap.

    One friend used to buy 12' or 14' long 4" pressure treated square posts and cut off the corners so the resulting jump rails had an octagonal shape. Round fence posts are thicker at one end so don't make good jump poles. So he used the square ones.

    Another friend made jumps out of trees and branches he cut down on his property. I had to cut down some pines and they made beautiful jump poles for natural look jumps(we were careful to cut off all branches flush with the surface).

    If you cut down trees, be careful not to use black locust, black walnut or other trees that are toxic to horses.

    Another really good point is to solidly anchor any poles set on the ground so they don't roll if the horse accidentally hits them. The 'X' shaped anchor is a good one.

    Good jump 'standards' are also a safety thing. It's not good to lay jump poles on top of barrels, bales of straw or prop them up by laying them on a rail of a fence.
     
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