Jump Of The Month -April
The months seem to be going faster and faster. So fast that I am running out of time to do my jump of the month! But with 2 days left in the month I was able to get it done!
And for this month’s jump, it is relatively simple to build. I was inspired by a jump that was on the cover of a past Chronicle of the Horse magazine that I used to get. When I saw they jump I was just like, wow, I love that. And I hung on to the magazine and tried to decide how I was going to make this jump.
This is one of the reasons I like having subscriptions to different horse magazines. You never know what might inspire you to make something. For me, it was this photo on a magazine cover.
The original jump had wing standards. And these standards are not within my comfort zone, so I decided against the wings. But the rails are what I really likes, along with the red flowers. I love the contrast between the light blue and the red.
By keeping the jump standards just simple schooling standards, the hardest part of this jump was trying to get the spacing correct for the pattern on the rails.
And then just finding extra flower pots, and a bunch of single red flowers to complete the look. It didn’t turn out exactly how I pictured, but I am happy with how it turned out. I really like the rails, and now that they are done, I can get the idea of them out of my head!
So after a long wait, here is the jump of the month for April!
Easy Horse Jump Building
Making horse jumps isn’t really that hard. It can be challenging at first, but with a little practice it gets easier, and you get faster at building them! The reason I wanted to share this with you is so you can see there are many different ideas you can find for making unique and original horse jumps. If you look at other jumps, or find inspiration from photos, shows, etc. you can have an endless supply of ideas of horse jumps you can make for yourself.