Yes! Her horse Loveddd to jump!! I swear, horses with that type of build are always a little harder to stay on bareback, lol.. But, if you can stay on him, you can stay on any horse bareback, lol.
Are you going to keep him english?.. Or get a western saddle?
I would definitely consult a vet, about how much to feed.. Not saying you don't know how much to feed, but they did tell my friend to feed her horse as much as he would eat.. So, he had food in his stall all the time, untill he started gaining weight.. The vet stuck around to make sure he wasn't going to eat a whole bucket of food, and he did actually eat only untill he was full, unlike most horses, lol. I would definitely have a talk with them about gaining weight on your horse though. :)
I'm going to keep him English. Today is one of his 'good' days, he looks just like any healthy, "fat" horsie!
it's summer in NZ right now so I'm giving him about half a 5L bucket full of milassed sugar beet and two big handfuls of Dunstan Coolfeed (which is a mix of different stuff and also has vitamins and chaff and molasses in it) I gave him a mineral paddock lik-it and he loves it (but doesn't eat too much of it
) because he was eating dirt, do I figured he had a vitamin deficiency. Now he's totally fine. I rode him today, too and he was great (apart from the fact that he's a lazy, big block
) . I'm looking forward to that saddle, though!