10-15-2009, 07:35 PM
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That's right. You can do any low level activities with pretty much any breed out there, ranging from Standard Breds, Mules, Tennesee Walkers, Thoroughbreds, QH's, Drafts.
It is when you get to Mid to Higher Levels where proper breeding/Conformation starts to play a HUUUUGE factor in the health, the ability and the longevity of the animal.
Also, how you take care of the horse.
It drives me up the wall when I see people hop on their horses, and jump with no proper protection, and when they are done, they untack, and toss their horses back out into pasture or back into their stall - with no proper care to the legs at all.
Proper Conditioning is important regardless of what height you are jumping
Proper Feeding and Supplimenting is important regardess of what height you are jumping - aka joint suppliments
Proper Preperation and proper care to PREVENT, PROTECT and PRESERVE our horses legs, joints, minds and bodies.