That's right, this will be my first time eventing. I am super excited! I learned how to ride english and jump like 10 years ago, showed a couple times, but went through some bad trainers that talked on their cell phones more than they trained...so I switched to western and barrel racing for last 7 years! Well now I'm at an eventing barn with excellent trainers. I think my barrel mare would be a cute little eventer but she isn't thrilled with the jumping aspect of it all, boo. Been practicing for the last year or so on her but I know she isn't in it like I am and I am ready for a horse that is! I am looking to see what is out there, trying some horses, and getting the feel for what I want in this horse I buy. So far this gelding is at the top of my list. I think he would be a nice first event horse, lower levels, and has a lot of potential to get me through several years probably. Easy to ride, very light in the mouth, and super easy over fences plus he loves it. Has never been shown but has been XC schooling, foxhunting, and had professional hunter/jumper training about a year ago (jumped up to 3'). His flat work is weak because his training has been focused on jumping, but with how light/responsive he is I feel he is very willing to work in a nice frame if asked. He is a quarter horse, 14.2 (it's ok I'm petite lol), and 8 years old. Tell me what you think!
These 2 were taken a couple years ago when he was in shape:
These were taken a couple weekends ago and he's very out of shape.
Video from my test ride:
Going over a course last winter at the trainers: