Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
Holy Withers Batman! :) She is really cute, and looks like a good solid citizen, someone you could learn on. I like her trot, pretty straightforward. What level hunters are you thinking of doing? Based soley on conformation I would be suprised to see a tight kneed hunter style jump come out of her. I also feel like she would not really have the "hunter" look over the fences, where they jump round with their nose by their feet, really "looking" over the fence. She might surprise you and he a super cute jump hidden in there though!
Structure-wise, as said in previous post, she is built a little down hill, although the withers make it hard to see. He hip and shoulder angle aren't going to do her any favors or make it easy for her to open up over fences. Her hind end is not the best, but I have seen some powerhouse QH jumpers with that kind of motor behind. The issue with that is they weren't smooth enough for hunters. You want an ideal hunter to be smooth and supple as silk over fences, making it look effortless. Jumpers, as long as you make it over you are good ;) style doesn't come into play as much there.
Nothing beats a good connection though, and she looks like a good horse to learn on, kind and understanding.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."