So, being a typical cash strapped rider, I’m building my own jump standards, found my own poles etc. I’ve always planned on painting them. My initial idea was to just paint them white with some good quality outdoor paint so that the wood lasts longer than it would bare.
However, looking into different tutorials has now made me think that maybe I shouldn’t just leave them white. I’ve seen doing stripes with bright colored duct tape. I’ve seen stripes with bright colored paint. Some say to make stripes certain sizes so you can visually see exactly where the middle of the jumps are.
What is the most beneficial as far as homemade jumps? I’m mostly practicing jumping without trainer assistance so I’m not sure if any of these suggestions matter to me.