^ I disagree, you don't want a posty hind in a jumper. They need the same driving power and spring from behind as a good dressage horse. Maybe as a lower to mid-level jumper, a posty hind is ok, but I wouldn't want a horse that's straight behind for high level stuff. Or eventing (what I'm showing in this season) for that matter because - and ESPECIALLY cross-country - you need a horse that can jump the height without struggling, because on some courses you can't see what the footing's like and the horse might trip a stride or two out. You need to be able to recover because a refusal on cross-country is disastrous for your end score (20 penalties is a BIG disadvantage) and to try to jump it when your horse has tripped and doesn't have the scope to clear it from a bad position... that's just plain suicidal. I know riders who've experienced what can happen. It's not pretty.
So, a posty hind for a jumper or eventer? Not for me.
I can see this horse doing well in the show ring and in the lower to middle levels of eventing and dressage, but purely for safety reasons, I wouldn't event it any higher than 3'6"... those jumps get pretty wide and they're REALLY solid. Jumpers, I can see it taking rails at the higher levels.
A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE
Last edited by blue eyed pony; 01-27-2012 at 02:38 AM.