Originally Posted by TexasBlaze
Why do you need a draft cross? Why don't you look at something like a thoroughbred? Instead of spending money on a draft your not sure how they will mature get a trainer or someone knowledgable to help you find a good tb with good jumping confo and use the money you would've used to buy the draft to get some training on the tb professionally. Tbs are more likely (in my opinion) to make it to the bigger shows than a draft or draft cross will
I've looked through countless OTTB's, and most have previous injuries that limit their potential. I am waiting to see the results of a bone chip surgery on one, and if he is able to do everything, I will jump on him. I have looked at non OTTB's, but none of them are quality. I'm just looking at my options. I don't have the $10,000+ to get a quality TB, and I won't use a trainer. I want all of the work to be done by me. In the end, I want to be able to say "I accomplished this" not "blahblahblah trained him for me".
You should look up Aquarius on youtube. He is a clydextb cross and is an amazing jumper. I'm willing to get any breed that will be competitive in the lower levels for sure. If I get an upper level prospect, I will do that. I always keep in mind that my ArabianxRocky Mountain is not the typical jumper/eventer, yet he has made it so far, where he has brought me over a 4ft jump, all with my training.
No offense to your opinions or anything, but I am against sending my horses off to a trainer. I prefer guidance by a trainer, or lessons, not them just purely doing it all. Posted via Mobile Device