It’s the week of Christmas and my gift to you is you get to hear from me just a bit more (blessing or a curse, your choice)! We’ll resume Saturday posts next week.
As fall sped past quickly I had a lot to do. One of these was adding something very fun to the yard.
I have a friend who had the access to get telephone poles. I originally asked for only 2 5ft pieces so I might try to construct a suspension bridge (I never got around to that). What arrived at my house were 6 20ft poles! They were so heavy we could not move them. A wonderful friend helped us cut them into 10ft sections over the summer. By fall I was finally ready to do something with them…more like I finally had the time to.
Rather than building a bridge, I turned my 12 new logs into a small cross-country schooling course throughout the property! I made sloped jumps, singles, doubles. Some jumps enter into the woods, some exit the woods into a clearing. Given my affinity for trees, I made sure to put some logs between narrow tree openings, too. I still have lots to do before I’m satisfied but I’m off to a great start.
Leave it to the builder of horse jumps to make her cross country course with free items. Telephone poles and old tires. Hey, it was free and easy!
I recently got more tires so I will be adding a little more height to these (but not too much). I schooled over this small course once before the weather made it too sketchy. It will be a great way to practice distances!