Originally Posted by CinnamonBoots
What is SJ?
And I'll gladly give him to you for 10k... that's all he's worth to me right now! Ha.... ;)
I have been told he would make a good eventer. One thing Im not too sure about is... Is it alright to put him in H/J training and then eventing later on? My trainer is not an eventer but I think it is a good idea to let my horse learn how to jump first. I don't want to spend a fortune in training, which Im already doing :/. But if I feel he could benefit later on in eventing more so than "Just jumping" than I will move him, later. No plans to move him for another year or so or even ever at the moment, of course unless you want to go ahead and wire me that money ;).
My belief is that the foundation over fences should be relatively the same process for all three disciplines. You want to have a horse that jumps confidently, forward, balanced and quiet. The level you decide to compete will determine the more advanced training you'll need. I know plenty of riders/horses that cross over, doing eventing and hunters.