Pole-bending bases are needed for horse racing, as they aid in making a rider run around the poles that are installed over the ground. In a race, six poles are used, and are placed in a straight line, with a space of 21-feet each. Each pole has a bending base, which keep the poles straight. The bases are very low and round, and the poles are flexible and easy to detach from them so that the poles can be released in case of a horse collision with it.
Making a pole-bending base is an easy task with the right equipment:
Things you will need
- 6 rubber feed pans
- 6 PVC pipes, cut into 4-inch sections
- 9-feet of nylon cord, cut in 6 18-inch sections
- 18-inch board
- 1/2-inch wood screw
- Drill machine
- Concrete mix
- 7 PVC end caps
- Take the pans and drill holes in each one at the center. Drill two other holes that are 6-inches apart from the center in the pan.
- At the end of the nylon cord, tie a knot and pass it through the inside of the pan and bring it outside. Now pass it through the adjacent holes, and insert it back in the pan. Tie a knot at the cord’s other end to prevent it from sliding out of the pan.
- Take the PVC pipe and position it over the hole of the pan. Close the end with the cap, and attaché a cap on the upper end as well.
- Mix the concrete, remove the cap board, and add the concrete mix to hold the pipe in place.