This is a little book. Almost a freaking pamphlet.
It's 24 pages long and has a ton of hand-drawn illustrations. Published in 1988, I don't think that much has changed in fence construction, save the frangible pin stuff. And if you're using those, you probably don't need a 24-page book to give you pointers.
|Fran and I probably could have been friends.|
|Pretty hefty contents page.. for all 24 pages.|
|One of their things is to not have excessive poles on the back portion of an oxer - something I've never even thought about.|
YOU GONNA DIE.
Not really. But it makes a lot of sense! And I see this crap all the time!
|Alright, picture directly above the bath tub. Single pole. That is one of my biggest, biggest pet peeves. I was taught to give a ground pole, at least directly below the single pole. Ideally, you would have two ground poles on either side of the base of the fence for jumping from both directions. At least, that is how I was taught.|
|I want to jump tires into water.|
And what's my take away from this tiny book? I think I can follow some of its instructions and build a brush box. It's pretty specific on how much space to leave between plants and stuff. It reminded me of a lot of basic jump-setting-up concepts that being on my own have made me a little lax about. At the first barn, in Augusta, they were pretty die-hard about everything being proper. If anything, we had too many ground poles, but everything was pretty visually friendly. Second barn, just me. And this barn? It's now just me, so it's my responsibility to make my lazy ass set everything up correctly.
*This was a library rental. You can buy this book used for roughly $5. Thanks for all of those who told me titles and stuff to look for, because that's how I found this little guy.