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Can this Draft horse be used for jumping

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        06-04-2014, 02:38 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I'm not looking for the next upper level show horse I mainly want one that I could have fun with and go to local shows
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        06-04-2014, 03:10 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    I watched the video and she looks good and cooperative other than throwing her head but every horse does that once and a while! I like her!!
         
        06-04-2014, 03:32 PM
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    Foal
    I'm not looking for upper level horse just local shows but you guys probably know some people take them really seriously I don't mind if I don't place but I hope this horse would be okay at jumping. She seems more finely built not huge Draft type but can someone access her conformation for me
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        06-04-2014, 03:34 PM
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    Foal
    Sorry thought the first one didn't go through that's why I repeated my self forgot to look on second page
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        06-04-2014, 04:08 PM
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    Green Broke
    What is like without the tie down, don't know if its the training or the rider but she needs some work.
    In the first pics posted, she does not look 17.2 hands , or that person standing next to her is Tall.
    She is cute, her neck ties in low , a little on the fat side, but being part draft she always will be , seems to have decent legs.
    She is a cute horse and does not have any glaring faults
         
        06-04-2014, 04:22 PM
      #16
    Foal
    The owner uses it I have not tried her out yet but she is only 8 years old I think I have heard that drafts mature slower
         
        06-04-2014, 04:25 PM
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    Yearling
    Drafts do tend to mature slower, but by 8 she should be done maturing.

    She did not look happy about something in the video when asked to canter. Not sure if it was something the rider was doing or if she needs work. I like her though, I'd take her :P
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        06-04-2014, 04:41 PM
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    First off - the modern day Irish Draft isn't in any way comparable to the type of cart horse draft type - they've been bred to be riding horses for years now and make excellent hunting and showjumping horses. They never were your typical heavy farm horse and the original ID's were much smaller than they are now as Clydesdale was crossed into them to make a bigger heavier type - it was a disaster and has been bred out of them over the years.
    The Hanoverian breed also make good showjumpers so its a good cross
    I see no reason why she shouldn't do well - she just needs more schooling and a lot of fitness work to get her there
    I'm about your height and competed on a 17.2 Irish Draft x TB for a long time with no trouble at all - getting on is the hardest part and getting them used to having a rider who's legs are only part way up their sides - that wasn't a problem for me as I broke the horse so it was all he was used too and this one looks to be ridden by a small person too
    Can a real draft cross jump at top level - the UK's Ryans Son was a Shire x TB and managed it for many years even with his signature bucking as he went round - and he was only 15.2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0MgS0z-mTc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPcY54HZw0Y
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        06-04-2014, 05:04 PM
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    Weanling
    I think she's really cute :)

    Heavy on the forehand and built downhill- much like mine haha. It seems like she is really not happy about the rider in the canter, but I can't blame her as the rider is bouncing all over. I would go see her in person.
         
        06-04-2014, 05:07 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Irish sport horses are usually awesome at jumping, especially eventing. I have a professional eventer acquaintance who has a beautiful 3/4 Irish sport horse 1/4 TB and he's one of the most amazing horses I've ever seen. Personally, most of them are able, but they must have a desire to do it. Go for it, she's beautiful and she looks like a nice ride! Good luck!(:
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