Awww yea my mare was calmer with boots on as well because she was happy that she wasnt stepping on herself :]
Yes I do he is on a forum here about a yearling critque; but I will post some links to him here.
Don't worry about the horse in the background; all the horses there are resuce horses. The one in the back just got there and is an abuse case. So they are working on him.
As for his breed I agree with you with some of the TB he could be Appendix. But either way you have a very atheltic horse that looks very healthy and can excel in any discpline it seems.
As for his jumping, no as long as her remebers to put his feet down. It could mean that he is extra careful over fences when you start training him.
When you start training him over the fence with a rider on him or you on him try to stay out of his way as much as possible. Its sad to see a horse with a lot of talent then some riders and trainers start training them and all that horses natural scope goes down the toliet. He has a natural jump. Work with him not against him.
Haha with my horse who had a lot of bascule ovre fences it was hard at first and I would go into two point and it felt like I would get slammed in the chest; ouch!! But you find a way to work with him and I find for a horse with a lot of bascule that an auto instead of a crest release is just so much better for both horse and rider.
But I was always taught auto releases never much so crest releases untill now.
Here is a photo of my newest boy;
Photos of the horses that I had and ride now I just loaded onto my page. http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...1/DSC04351.jpg