"No solid fixed barriers, please. They should fall when struck. Relatively heavy (stay away from plastic, such as pvc pipe etc.) so they drop down quickly, and do not roll forward under the horse and cause a fall by being stepped on.
Sorry I did not see your post about the jumps before now. Wish I could be helpful and knowledgeable but I am very pea green novice at jumping. My husband built me some really nice wooden jumps that are heavy but VERY sturdy. What I didn't want, were the PVC type jumps. It seem like they just do not respect them and so sometimes tend to "waller" through and drag their hocks etc. My jumps are solid and if they do not pay attention they will know it. I do want a jumper to respect his jumps and realize the will not fall apart if you run into them, because real jumps at a show or on a trail won't either. My jumps are not spreads or in and outs but just beginner jumps though. LOL I don't know if this helps but that is about all I DO know. Hope you are having a good season.
You have been tagged to explain more about your newest arrival Coco. A little history about him and to describe his personality, why you got him, plans for the future with him, etc. Try to put this in a blog and if you have a picture to add to the story that is a plus.
I have the rules for tag on the main page under notes and to write a blog you just go to the drop down list under the sign on that says quick add and click on more options. If you have any questions just let me know.
Look forward to your story! :)
Thank you for that link. I have a good copy of "A Genealogical Record of the Carstarphens in America" I am a descendants of Robert Corstorphine who fought at Culloden Moor, April 16, 1746. He was a surgeon in Prince Charles' army. When they lost the battle he had a price on his head and escaped with 3 sons to America.
Sorry, I am way off topic from horses. Would love to talk more if you want to email me at email@example.com. There are faded pictures of Corstorphine Hill. I'd like to see what it looks like now.
My ancestors on both my father's side (Campbell) and my mother's side. Mother's maternal family's name was Carstarphen (also spelled Carstarphin) were from a small town by that name, near Edinburgh. Have you ever heard of it? My daughter went to Scotland and tried to find it, but she said there is a zoo where it used to be. It was still there during WW2 because my uncle visited there during the war.