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post #31 of 51 Old 02-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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I dream of having a 1/4 draft to event on. Anything with more draft looks like more work just to keep them in shape and I imagine joints would be a concern. I would like a copy of this horse. People from youtube have you heard of Avery Sharp and Aqua? Love that horse to bits, he is fantastic. He is 1/4 Clyde and 3/4 TB if I remember right.


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post #32 of 51 Old 02-06-2013, 05:20 PM
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^ I want that horse so bad lol!

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post #33 of 51 Old 02-06-2013, 05:35 PM
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You seem like you know it all. Can we see your photos and videos of how well you jump? That way we can learn from the best.
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sure ya can =] I have tons of threads on here with jumping pictures and you can look in my albums

And I don't know it all, but I get to have my own opinion whether you like it or not. I never said you guys had to agree with me.
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And, just like that, here it is....

(I've just noticed this was taken the day after my 30th birthday!)
that is a better example of a more athletic jumping picture. Im glad you had fun with this horse.

Still doesnt change my mind though, maybe im stubborn.

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post #35 of 51 Old 02-06-2013, 05:43 PM
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Just saying..

You can damage a more "athletic" or "petite" bred horse just as well as a large breed horse by improper conditioning.

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post #36 of 51 Old 02-06-2013, 05:50 PM
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not arguments there. But think about how a draft is build to be used. Its not for jumping over things, but being strong and pulling.

Im a short stocky person, im no leggy sprinter. Now you can make me train and diet and get as fit as I can, but whats the chance I will be better than someone built for it ? It just doesnt look good for me. Not that I can't do it, but its going to be much harder for me then someone who is really built to be a sprinter.

BTW I don't think anyone actually caught the fact that I have experience jumping and eventing draft crosses ! Its not like im talking out of my @ss.

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not arguments there. But think about how a draft is build to be used. Its not for jumping over things, but being strong and pulling.

Im a short stocky person, im no leggy sprinter. Now you can make me train and diet and get as fit as I can, but whats the chance I will be better than someone built for it ? It just doesnt look good for me. Not that I can't do it, but its going to be much harder for me then someone who is really built to be a sprinter.

BTW I don't think anyone actually caught the fact that I have experience jumping and eventing draft crosses ! Its not like im talking out of my @ss.
Easy now, I wasn't attacking you. I was just stating my viewpoint on heavier breed jumping in general. :)

You are correct. These horses are built for more "four hooves on the ground strenuous work." But I appreciate a thick horse because I'm a semi-thick rider. I always feel like I'm straining my QH even though he is perfectly capable of me carrying me.

However, that being said. Some things are certainly easier for other breeds than some and vise versa. As you stated, just like people. No argument there.

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^^ that last part was said in general not just to you =]

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Oh! Got it :)

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post #40 of 51 Old 02-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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The UK showjumper Ryans Son was a TB X draft and only 15.2. I remember seeing him and being amazed at how stocky he was but wow could he jump and consistently at the top level including the Olympics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY5nJSHM7XI
And this was another heavier horse that went on for years at top level
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivpiEwXBbOs
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