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How to Make a Horse Vaulting Barrel?

by Heather Byron

Do you want to learn how to make a horse vaulting barrel? Horse vaulting is a fun and challenging sport that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages. In order to participate in this activity, you will need a sturdy barrel that can withstand the weight of your horse.

Turns out, it’s not as difficult to make your own horse vaulting barrel at home as you might think!

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make a horse vaulting barrel using some simple materials that you may already have lying around your house. So if you’re curious about this equestrian sport, or just want to have a little fun making something new, keep reading!

How to Make a Horse Vaulting Barrel?

Horse vaulting is a sport that has been around for centuries, and it takes a great deal of skill and athleticism to perform. Vaulting barrels are an important part of this sport, and they must be made to specific specifications in order to be safe and effective.

In this section, you’ll get a detailed step-by-step guide to creating your own horse vaulting barrel.

So What You’ll Need:

  • A large, sturdy barrel
  • Vaulting Pad
  • Vaulting Sausage
  • Professional Roller
  • Side Reins
  • Lunge Whip
  • Lunge Rope

Instructions:

  1. Start by finding a large, sturdy barrel that can be used for your horse vaulting barrel. The barrel should be made of a material that is strong enough to support the weight of your horse. It should also be wide enough so that your horse can comfortably stand inside of it.
  2. Once you have found a suitable barrel, you will need to attach a vaulting pad to the top of it. This will provide a soft surface for your horse to land on when they are vaulting over the barrel.
  3. Next, you will need to attach a vaulting sausage to the side of the barrel. This will be used as a guide for your horse as they are vaulting over the barrel.
  4. Finally, you will need to attach a professional roller to the bottom of the barrel. This will help to keep the barrel from tipping over when your horse is vaulting over it.
  5. Once you have all of the materials needed, you can begin assembly. First, attach the vaulting pad to the top of the barrel using a strong adhesive.
  6. Next, attach the vaulting sausage to the side of the barrel using a strong adhesive.
  7. Finally, attach the professional roller to the bottom of the barrel using a strong adhesive.
  8. Once all of the pieces are in place, you can now start training your horse to vault over the barrel. Begin by placing your horse in the barrel and having them walk around inside of it. This will help them to get used to the sensation of being in the barrel.
  9. Once your horse is comfortable walking around in the barrel, you can start to introduce the vaulting process. Begin by placing the barrel next to a fence or other object that your horse can use as support. Then, have your horse walk up to the barrel and place its front legs on top of it.
  10. Once your horse is in position, you can give them a gentle push from behind so that they will start to vault over the barrel. As they are doing this, make sure to guide their back end with your hands so that they do not fall backward off of the barrel.
  11. Once your horse has successfully vaulted over the barrel, you can begin to increase the height of the barrel so that they will have to jump higher in order to get over it. You can also start to place the barrel in different locations so that your horse will have to jump from different angles.
  12. With enough practice, your horse will be a pro at vaulting barrels!

Does equestrian vaulting hurt the horse?

Equestrian vaulting does not typically hurt the horse. In fact, many horses enjoy the activity and find it to be a fun way to exercise. However, it is important to make sure that the barrel is properly secured before beginning, as there is always a risk of injury if the horse were to fall or become stuck inside.

As long as you follow the instructions above and take proper precautions, your horse should be safe and sound while enjoying this fun activity!

About
Heather Byron
I've been an animal lover for all my life. I'm currently showing that by managing a life-saving center for A New Leash on Life in Huntsville, AL. I love helping dogs and cats in finding their new fur-ever homes. If you are in the area please stop by any one of the 3 locations we have.
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