Okay guys, here's Jackson, let's rip him apart
it's been awhile since I posted here, anyway.
Back story on him: he was trained to be an all around pleasure horse under English and Western tack. Did drill team and lots of trail riding through the mountains. I liked that he was dependable on the trails, had excellent manners, and was super attracted to his free jump (there's a picture of it in my barn, it's from a couple years ago).
We had a couple bumps but he's turned into a very capable jumper, competitive at 2'9, schooling to 3'3, and hoping to be competitive in 3'0 by the end of the summer. The biggest hitch we've had conformation wise is with his super long back, he can have some trouble 'getting' what we want from him, but once he knows what we want and is sufficiently stretched and warmed up it hasn't proven a problem around tight turns, corners and bends.
I'm proud of him for standing square
he was a bit offended he couldn't look at the camera for every picture, though. I'll add some jumping pictures to the next post, from an old thread of mine. I'd also like to know what you think of him weight / condition wise. He lost a lot of condition over the winter because I really didn't have time to ride, now we're working on building up muscle again. He's very fit though, my coach calls him a 'lean five' and says she wouldn't want to see him much heavier.