I ride him english, and he LOVES to jump- but he's green, and isn't very good with keeping a consistent pace. He rushes jumps a lot.
I know he needs a bit of re-training. He has a hard mouth. His previous owner decided since he was hard to stop, to put him on a harsher bit. He was previously ridden in a full cheek slow twist, but once I move him to my old barn I'm switching him to my snaffle and starting with the basics...he has very little respect for the bit, which needs to change. It's pretty bad when you canter him...trotting is easier. That's why I try not to canter him over jumps yet...he kind of totally disregards everything and goes "OMG A JUMP! OMG! OMG!" xD He is, for the most part, a very well mannered horse. Stands very nicely on cross ties with me. (He used to freak out.) Now, 5 year olds brush him and he practically falls asleep.
He has a very cute little jump - very smooth, sometimes too easy! I'm so used to having horses that overjump, so I tend to get a little ahead in anticipation!
There's a video of me riding him here:
Part of me wonders if he's actually 15.1? Input on that?
So - what do you think he'd be best with (after I do a lot of flatwork and stuff...) He also needs a lot of TLC.
Well, give me your opinion on him :)