I was surfing the internet on my phone and saw a picture that made me squeal with delight -- Dollar Store Cavaletti! (I have never been able to find it again to give credit where credit is due.) Here's what I came up with based on what I remember:
- I found these bright little baskets for $1 each. I bought a dozen.
- I had some 1/2" PVC left over from a home improvement project. I cut it into six 48" pieces.
- I bought a roll of fancy tape for $2 at Wal-Mart to decorate the PVC -- just because.
Cavaletti should be spaced shoulder height apart. I had an extra piece of PVC that I held up to Jedi and marked at the withers (the highest point behind the neck). I taped that spot and used the pole to measure the distance between cavaletti. Then I ran Jedi through.
Did he knock them down? You betcha! The fifth and sixth one were knocked over every time. But it didn't scare him and he willingly ran through again and again. And when we were done everything disassembled easily and takes hardly any room to store. Score!
What do you think? Do you have any fun crafty things? Let me know! -- K
P.S. Like the idea of going cheap? Check out my recycled perch and ghetto travel plank here.