Anything attached to the equestrian world is going to cost you money, but sometimes with a little creativity alternative solutions present themselves.
This is such a case!
In shopping for ground pole risers (cavaletties) for use with working equitation obstacles, I can not say that i was impressed with either the style or the price of those offered.
The average seemed to average about $40 for a pair, and really all I needed was something simple to raise a ground pole off the arena floor. Simple, right?
I also like to do things a little outside the box, so naturally looked for alternatives. Alas, a possible solution: Bed Risers!
There were several colors, heights, and options available (even those with usb chargers built in!).
I did opt for the SALT™ Extra Tall Bed Lifts in Black from Bed Bath & Beyond.
They measure 8in from top to bottom (close enough) and at $14.99, if they did not work, I was certainly not out much.
My first concern was strength.
Rated at 300lb each, holding a simple ground pole would be no problem.
My ground poles are perfectly round, jump poles actually, so notching the top was the next step, to prevent rolling.