Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: We got more bounce in _______
Clarifying a few things!
1) Alwaysbehind: Not stolen as I have actually purchased that particular photo and so felt I had permission to use the proof.... but I should probably have linked to it instead of posting the picture :) I'll go ahead and take it down, I guess.
2) upsidedown: I like your idea of marketing him as a packer, but since he is so soft and sensitive I don't know that a kid or a novice wouldn't be intimidated by him! Also I'm not actually trying to sell him, this was just for funsies :)
3) sillybunny11486: rest assured, I wasn't exaggerating or lying :) I have his passport and his show record and I'm fully aware of the level he has competed at. Also, believe me, this is a horse that truly enjoys jumping. And what upsidedown says about his form is totally correct...I've seen him looking beautiful over the bigger stuff, but he really doesn't try at all over anything I do with him. In the very beginning, I actually had issues trying to get him to do 2'3'' trot jumps, because he would just treat them like trot poles :) That is, he would go over them but there would be no jump. Haha.
I agree with all that's been said about his jumping form being crappy. Believe it or not, that's actually a pretty good picture of his knees, most of the time he barely picks them up.
Wow, that turned into quite an essay!
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