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        01-02-2008, 12:11 AM
      #21
    tim
    Weanling
    I think the only reason to go with an appendix is for temperament control.

    With a little quarter horse mixed in, it might lend some more level headedness.

    But really, quarter horses are only so good at jumping. I like the other suggestions. Only thing about warm bloods is they can get pretty pricey. But the same can be said for some tb's.
         
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        01-02-2008, 05:29 AM
      #22
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tim
    I think the only reason to go with an appendix is for temperament control.

    With a little quarter horse mixed in, it might lend some more level headedness.

    But really, quarter horses are only so good at jumping. I like the other suggestions. Only thing about warm bloods is they can get pretty pricey. But the same can be said for some tb's.
    not if you do what I did and buy a wb in poor condition and get him for $1000 steal of the century that one was :) and, he is shaping up to be a great jumper...ready, willing and able ;)
         
        01-02-2008, 05:43 PM
      #23
    tim
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jazzyrider

    Not if you do what I did and buy a wb in poor condition and get him for $1000 steal of the century that one was :) and, he is shaping up to be a great jumper...ready, willing and able ;)
    Haha :P Nice.
         
        01-02-2008, 05:46 PM
      #24
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tim
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jazzyrider

    Not if you do what I did and buy a wb in poor condition and get him for $1000 steal of the century that one was :) and, he is shaping up to be a great jumper...ready, willing and able ;)
    Haha :P Nice.
         
        01-03-2008, 01:32 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Well my trainer use to jump around 6ft (i mean she was really talented, she could have tried out for the Olympics if her husband didnt die and she had to take over the stables) and the only horses she would use were TBs. In fact almost all the horses she owns which is like 50 horses are TBs. But I would look at prices cause if you are looking for a more of a project horse that hasnt really been trained to jump you can get a fairly good price, but a horse that has sorta been there done that then they can get pricey. The TB I lease costed only $500 (he was very green tho) and literatly he could jump the height of standards. My trainer said he would make an excellent Grand Prix horse if only I was that good lol. But just because a horse is priced higher than a brand new car lol doesnt mean they are any better than a horse who costs less. If that makes any sense lol. Good luck with shopping for a horse!!
         
        01-03-2008, 08:52 AM
      #26
    Foal
    I grew up competing in the "A" circuit Junior Jumpers in California and my first horse big time horse was a tb and my second a Hannoverian. They were both wonderful horses.

    My personal opinion is like many of the others...find the best fit for you reguardless of breed.

    Second, I really believe that a tb/warmblood cross can be one of the most breathtaking of them all and extremely wel suited for jumping (especially the big fences). The grace of a tb and the power of a warmblood can give you an excelent mover with impulsion, grace, scope, and much more. Likewise, their dispositions seem to work very well together, both complimenting and correcting each other.

    Good luck...give us a pic once you find one!
         
        01-04-2008, 01:29 AM
      #27
    Foal
    A tb or some kind of cross would be good... we have one thas's NEVER stopped at a fence, no matter how big, and my bf jumps big...

    But in saying that my best friend had a cross of just about every horse, lol, just 15 hh and he jumped everything! Had a huge attitude but boy could he jump! He took her to states and placed her... she won or was placed at every event and they were jumping over 1 and a half m everytime... she's had plenty of tbs since but can't find one as good as him...

    So go with ur instinct the breed might have nothing to do with it... its just trial and error bassically
         
        01-04-2008, 04:56 PM
      #28
    Foal
    If I were you I wouldnt cross out a otttb because a lady I no trains otttb & dang the jump high! & I no sure that some of em jump 6ft. Just make sure they have never had ingured themselves on the track..
         

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