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How To Make Cavaletti For Your Riding Arena

These small jumps can be used in basic horse training and conditioning.

September 04, 2019

Cavaletti are used by both English and western riders. These small jumps consists of a rail with an x-shaped holder on each side. They can be raised and lowered in three different heights. Before you go and buy some, check out this easy tutorial and save yourself a few dollars.

Many professional riders and trainers use cavaletti to condition their performance horses. They help the joints stay supple, while improving muscle tone and strength. Furthermore, they can teach a horse to stretch forward and down, which strengthens their back muscles. You can find a ton of exercises online!

Tutorial courtesy of Budget Equestrian!

Supplies for One Cavaletti

  • 4 2 x 4 x 8
  • 2.5″ screws
  • Painter’s caulk
  • Primer
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Orbital sander
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil or marker

Watch the video below for a detailed step-by-step instruction guide to this type of cavaletti! Each one takes between 20 and 30 minutes to build. You can get creative and paint them white or another color.

Looking for more projects? Check out: DIY Run-In Shed For Horses!

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