For Robyn’s birthday this year I had a brilliant idea: why not build a plank jump with her stable name on it? Most plank jumps are actually pretty simple- they’re basically a plank with the ends cut so it will rest in jump cups.
That’s what I originally planned to do. But as I planned further, I realized that I really needed more space if I wanted to paint the design I had in mind. I needed something bigger!
I drew up some plans and then I enlisted a most needed helper: Robyn’s dad. He was an invaluable part of the project for both his expertise and his wide range of tools.
And so it began!
First we gathered the materials and did some measurements. I wanted to make sure that the plank jump would be combinable with Robyn’s existing poles, so it was important to check the size.
Finally, long after the actual birthday had passed, I finished the jump. I sealed it with polyurethane to protect it and presented it to Robyn. The awesome thing is that the jump doubles as a sign- when not in use, it hangs on the arena wall.
And that’s what I did this summer, among other things :)