Originally Posted by chika1235
what are the qualities you look for in a jumping horse? What breed do you like best to jump with?im starting to take jumping lessons and I might train my horse to jump if she is suitable for it.shes a 4 yr old tn walker/quarter horse mix.she loves to jump but im not sure how high she can go. Right now she can jump barrels with me lounging her.sorry I don't have any better pics than these! Ill try to get some better ones later!
Big question with multiple answers.
The thing is that while certain breeds will tend to produce a more consistent jumper, just about any breed can jump and even become International caliber.
There was a cart horse pony that won at Spruce Meadows a few years ago and a hackney that could jump 5 feet. Also Stroller a pony that went international. Take David Broome's international horse Mr Softee...had the worst cow hocks ever. Take Cagney...could jump the moon, and had to because he hung his front legs so badly that he had to jump a foot higher than the jump to allow space for those dangling legs.
What all the above had was "want to
". The desire that they wanted to jump and something that cannot always be bred into a horse.