Join Date: Apr 2010
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LR nailed it in my opinion too. I'd luck to see more muscling, especially in the loins as you said.
Since you want him to be all around, I would start off with the Dressage first so that he can start working on building muscles the right way, building his topline and most importantly, learn how to correctly use his body. Maybe the first 6 months minimum (I know that is a long time to be so boring), THEN introduce jumps once he's going in the right direction. Learning to use his body correctly will help him out and make things easier, especially going over jumps. If you slam him into the jumping too soon, he will go at it in an uncoordinated way and off balance making it more work than it has to be for him, set him up for failure, and it could cause him to dislike the jumping because it won't necessarily be fun for him.