Originally Posted by gypsygirl
it didnt seem that easy for him. The rider is clucking like crazy before the fences and his breathing is pretty labored. Not saying he's a terrible jumper, but he's not great either. He probably tops out at that height and distance.
Not saying drafts can't jump, but there are breeds much better suited to it. A heavy horse that doesnt have good conformation to jump will also break down much more quickly.
So, you missed the bit about him picking up prizes then? Cross-country and show-jumping?
It's not a great video, granted, but believe me Buddy CAN, and DOES, do better than that. Not bad for a stallion first backed at the age of ten....