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post #1 of 6 Old 10-18-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question Quarter Horse Jumping Question

Yes, I know how to jump, yes I have a trainer. Just a question that never passed my mind till right now. Are the Quarter Horses that Show jump and are really good?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-18-2012, 11:05 PM
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I've seen numerous QH do very well jumping. Some even do better than some of the warmbloods at jumping.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-18-2012, 11:55 PM
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They can jump and some of them very good but if you want to be a serious show jumper you will need to get a horse specifically bred for jumping, but thats only if you will be jumping professionally ;)

I have a QH and he loves to jump! and he's actually pretty good at it ;)

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Thanks thats all I needed to hear? And just another question...How old were you guys when you first started jumping your first jump?
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Yes, there are plenty of good QH jumpers out there. Growing up we always jumped ours (even the shorty cutting bred horses can jump) I jumped my reining mare as well as an running bred QH mare, both were fun. Reiner - she was only 14.3 but would go for the moon, wasn't as pretty as some but when it came down to a timed jump off, she was stellar because she could take some really tight turns with ease and in a hurry! I never pushed her past 3'6". My running bred mare (15.3) was more graceful and much more the hunter type, she was really scopey and a fun ride, I took her to 4 ft.

Here's a QH jumper
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If you go through the quarter horses history, you pick apart the ideals of the quarter horse breed, they where bred to run very fast at a quarter mile, hence the name, so if a quarter horse bred properly with a classic athletic build (like no over grown heavy halter horses) then the heavily muscled hindquarters, in my opinion, would work very well for soaring over jumps. IMO. I am no jumping pro.
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