Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: portland Oregon
With my horses, if I'm going to show them in jumping I use a lot of ground poles so that my horses get their distances correctly. It's more about his timing here, I see that he doesn't give himself enough room to go over them all gracefully. He does have a nice little jump when he gets his distances correct. He doesn't drop his front feet until he's got his back feet in the air. He tucks his back hooves nicely over the poles so he doesn't clip them which is also good.
I would have to say that if you're doing the jumping for a hobby to around the farm, don't make it a daily habit, he is quite overweight which will cause additional unnecessary pressure on his joints and if he's not on any kind of supplements to rebuild them then it can cause some permanent damage even total lameness.
I don't know what you plan to use him for but he's quite the plucky little pony and very adorable which makes him a little eye catcher in the show ring, and if you intend to show him than work a lot with flat poles which he can get the jest of jumping with.
Have fun, be safe :)