Originally Posted by Tryst
To me his front pasterns would be a big red flag for jumping. I do agree a better farrier job might help but with how upright they are right now he has little to no shock absorption when he lands from a jump. They do not at all appear to be at even close to the same angle as his shoulder. I believe he is standing under himself behind in order to compensate for his front end. It is possible that he is just standing funny in this one photo, but if this is his normal posture I would be concerned and strongly suggest that jumping would not be in his best interest.
Do you think even small jumps would be bad for him? The farrier has been out recently and he is a very qualified farrier. He didnt mention anything like that when I asked about how he felt about his feet... I really do hope I can jump him. I would probably not plan to do over 2'6" with him..