The girls who were jumping him today posted a video on face book. I'm a friend of theirs in person and on face book and I was able to view the video. They must have been jumping this horse well over 3 feet. I'm sure you all know that horses 3/4 years old are not fully mature enough to master a jump that high. I told them that and tried explaining it to them and they insisted that "they know the horse and his limits."
I'm sorry but, I don't care if you "know his limits" you are going to hurt him, he's too young!! They keep messaging me saying "you shouldn't worry about the horse he'll be fine." and I'm not answering because, when the horse turns up lame than they'll realize I was right.
The horse has a lot of potential. He knows how to extend his canter, slow his canter, collect at the canter. He's gorgeous and it's a shame because he's going to go to waste. What really pisses me off is my trainer sits there and let's it happen right in front of her face!!
I know it's really non of my concern but, when you post something like that up where every one can see it you are more than likely to get bashed. Everyone else besides me was like praising them saying "the horse is amazing" and "as long as you don't push the horse too fast he's fine."
I wish I could upload the video here but unfortunately their face book is private so I can't get the video up here.
Would anyone have taken a different approach?