Originally Posted by gypsygirl
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.