Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
There are 3 main things I look for in an eventing prospect. Soundness, bravery and a level temperament.
There is no point having an amazing TB that can jump the moon if it can keep all 4 legs on the floor in the dressage arena.
SB's aren't known for their jumping ability, and the quality of canter is quite often a problem. A horse won't jump well consistently if it doesn't have a good canter. There ARE exceptions to this of course, but I've seen maybe 2 or 3 in my lifetime that have a good canter and can jump.
It really depends on what level you want to compete at, I've not seen many horses that can't get around the low level stuff, I have taken my very traditional baroque style Friesian out eventing in the past and he made it round, just lol!