A Breyer Stablemate size natural hunter jump, unfinished at this stage, but I think it's coming along nicely...well, except for the cat-5 wire standing in for jump cups.
The same jump set upon completion, as it was posted on eBay.
I took a couple of test shots with different models and backdrops, just to get a feel for what the setup might look like if I took any serious show photos. Disclaimer: These are NOT serious show photos!
I came up with a better idea for jump cups, as luck would have it after the first fence had sold. I promptly shipped out a complimentary set of replacements for the buyer. ;-)
Detail shot of a set of unfinished "pinless" jump cups and basic standards. The cup design is based on real training jump cups that I came across on an equestrian supply website. I use a small amount of craft tack to stick them to the jump standards - as you can see from this pic I was still experimenting with just how little it really needs. Which, it turned out, is a lot less than I used initially. ;-)
A natural log cross country jump nearing completion on my work table. It looks better in a more natural setting, of course.
That's a bit more like it. :-) For the sharp-eyed, yeah, I cheated a bit on the second photo with my graphics editor around the jump base. The wind was a bit brisk for using any loose footing, so I just popped the jump on the same mat I used on my work table and snapped a few shots. Seeing how it might look if I really set things up right, I'll be doing another outdoor shoot - in calmer weather.
Test shot of a hunter/jumper fence with simple gate style standards. I left one of the poles down as a ground pole, mainly beause I wanted to get the reference shots done and also because this horse is still in training. ;-)
This is one of my favorites; I call it "The Wave". The design just popped into my head one afternoon as I was poking through some of the wood pieces in my supply stash.
I think it looks even cooler all put together and with a horse sailing over it. :-)
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