Jumping full drafts
I know this issue has been discussed before, but I can't seem to find where.
Anyways, I am officially going to be the owner of Delta, a 12-year-old registered Percheron mare! Whoop whoop! She's super-sweet, but very green, especially for her age.
Aaanyways, I was just having some fun, walking around on her bareback today in the arena, and she happily walked over some groundpoles with no hesitation whatsoever.
I've always had a small interest in jumping. Never to be a grand-prix competitor or anything, but to able to pop over small jumps (always under 3' ... I'm a huge chicken) is very appealing to me, especially if the horse enjoys it too.
Would it be okay to do small jumps with a full draft? Whenever I mention it at my barn, I get the weirdest looks, and somebody even mentioned that it wouldn't be "right", beacuse drafts aren't phsyically built for it.
Thanks in advance :)