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Obtain The Most From Suitable Horse Jumps

Author : Brad Rodriguez

Viewing your beautiful horse jump over fences either on a show ring or a trail is wonderful. A perfect jump and landing reflects all your effort to keep your horse trained, healthy and strong. It is important that during training, you provide a good horse jump for your horse. When you plan to purchase a quality horse jump, rely on reputable manufacturers to provide your equipment requirements. The following paragraphs will help you on how to choose the right horse jumps.

Safety measures should be the primary consideration when looking for a horse jump. This will ensure that your horse will not incur any injuries while training. Quality is another important consideration. Horse jumps may be made out of wood or PVC. Wooden jumps are generally the preferred type. But over the years, constant research and developments have proved that wooden jumps can be dangerous. Fist of all, its color is the same as the environment. Horses may find it difficult for them to identify. The horses can tap their hooves on the jumps. This may injure the horse leaving it with bruises or splinters. Wood is also prone to wear and tear especially when exposed to different weathers.

On the other hand, PVC is a plastic, man-made material which is considered a better option than wood. Unlike wood, it does not rot and is more durable. It is easier to maintain due to its capability to endure different weather conditions. They are also light-weight but sturdy. PVC is competitive in the market and is considered superior because of its computerized manufacturing methods. It is also less expensive than wooden jumps. These jumps are attractive as well.

Horse jumps may be bought individually or in bundles or packages. You can find accessories as well that are used in shows to decorate the jumps and the ring. PVC jumps also come in different colors. It is common to find show jumps with colorful stripes or embellished with accessories. The designs depend on the style and type of the contest. The appearance of the jumps plays an important role in exciting the spectators and let them enjoy the show.

Each horse jump has certain specifications. You will find several things that you need to check before using the horse jumps especially should you be a beginner and you would want to do a number of training. Before starting your training, the jumps must be examined and checked carefully for unusual sharp pieces or protruding nails. Check also the cross rail. This is an upright fence with two poles intersecting each other. The cross rail is important to let the horse jump on the center.

It is also required that correct measurement should be made for the spaces between jumps. Measure the height and the distance between the jumps. This will allow horses to do the activity conveniently. The measurements must depend on the horse's stride. Approximate measurement for a horse is twelve feet while for a pony, it is ten feet. Use a tape measure to get hold of the correct measurement.

The appropriate horse jumps for your horse is necessary. Check out websites that offer great deals so you may get hold of the best out of your investment.

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