Yesterday I had someone that I had built jumps for back in 2015 texted me and ask if I had any jumps for sale. I thought about it for a minute, and then thought why not sell the jumps I have been using? I mean, it’s not like I can’t build new ones right?
And I do love to build jumps, and I have been wanting to change from the traditional type of standards I have been using to ones that take up less space (so I can have more) in my jump locker. So I thought sure, I have some jumps I could sell.
Earning Money For Horses
If you ride horses whether your own, or someone else’s, you know it is not an inexpensive hobby. And don’t get me started on the tack. I like to try out new tack, with my main excuse for buying something new is to share it here, on my blog. But the truth of the matter is, I just really love all things equestrian.
But finding nontraditional ways to earn a little extra cash can be challenging, which is why I build and sometimes sell horse jumps.
And while I was trying to put the jumps together in my brain all day long, I really didn’t know what I had until I got home, and started to set up the jumps. This is just one way that I can earn money if I need it to support my horse habit.
If you have a skill, or can produce something that most people can’t, why not use that to your advantage?
Even if it is something as simple as making name signs for horses? This doesn’t take a lot of time, and if you really market them through say an etsy store or something like that, you could make a substantial amount of money.
Building Horse Jumps For Horse Cash
After I had all of the jumps set up, and I took pictures of each of them, I came back inside and tried to figure out how much I would be willing to sell them for.
Some of the jumps have served their purpose for me, so I priced them really low.
Like this wing jump. One of the boxes got hit, and has a big chunk taken out of it. And it takes a lot of room in my jump locker, so I put a price on this jump at $150.00. That seems fair.
And the same thing goes with this monster jump. The jump itself isn’t a monster, but the wings are super heavy, and hard to move. But the lightest blow of wind will send knock them over in my arena. But the jump itself is in perfect condition, so it got a price tag of $250.00
And my beloved Voltaire Design jump that I made. Well, this one was a LOT of work, and it’s just so beautiful. I put a price on this one at $600.00.
After all of the jumps were set up, photographed and priced, I have 11 complete jumps. And if they all sell, it could earn me an extra $3200.00!
Not to bad right?
It just goes to show you if you want to earn some extra cash, you can do it. You just have to figure out how you will go about doing it.
So while the horses got a day off from work today, I definitely got my work out setting up and cleaning jumps. But they won’t be so lucky today. No, today they are both getting worked. Because I have something else that I have been working on lately.
I don’t know if you listen to podcasts, but there are equestrian related podcasts. And one of my favorite ones to listen to is called Heels Down Happy Hour. It’s three women who share their experiences, and they bring on some great guests, like the German Riding Instructor. Have you heard of him? He is hilarious! But he also offers a lot of helpful tips for working with your horse.
But right now this group of women from Heels Down Mag have teamed up with Arena Saddles and they are having a giveaway. If you haven’t heard of Arena Saddles, I was right there with you. I had never heard of them until I found out about this giveaway. So let me tell you about that first.
Heels Down Mag And Arena Saddles Giveaway
Going on right now through September 6th Heels Down Mag is having a giveaway. All you have to do is post a picture of you and your horse on Instagram showing how you work with your horse in your arena. You can post a photo or a video showing what you do with your horse. And the goal is to inspire other equestrians. Then just be sure to tag @heelsdownmag and @arenasaddles and include the hashtag #perfectinanyarena. You need to make sure that your picture is public.
And then Heels Down Mag will choose a winner to receive their very own Arena Saddle! How awesome is this???!?!?!
I have already posted a bunch of photos of myself with Frisby. And I even figured out how to post a video on Instagram. I’m pretty proud of myself for that.
And the other day on my way home from work, I stopped at Dover Saddlery to pick up some leather cleaner. I had seen in their catalog that they were carrying the arena saddle, so I was hoping they had one I could look at.
And they did! I got to see, and touch a real Arena Saddle! And let me tell you, this is a very nice saddle. The leather is soft, yet strong. It has a nice seat. And the jump saddle has movable blocks for your knees and thighs. They also have an all purpose saddle as well as a dressage saddle. But I was drawn to the jumping saddle.
It is sooooo gorgeous!
Oh my goodness I want to try out this saddle. And if I could win one, for free???? That would just be fantastic!
The saddles have an easy change gullet system allowing the rider to get the perfect fit for their horse. The leather is soft and grippy. Even being brand new, I could bend the panels in my hand and feel the grip of the leather.
So if you are looking for a chance to win a new saddle with a price tag of $1299.95 all you have to do is get on Instagram, and post a photo of yourself and your horse!
Real Riding Challenge Day 10
So if you are participating in my challenge with me, today would be a good day to take a picture of yourself with your horse and get it up on Instagram, for your chance to win your very own Arena Saddle.
How’s that for a motivator? It works for me! Oh, and today is my son’s birthday, so Happy Birthday Kyle!!!!! Mom loves you!!!!!