Originally Posted by Oxer
ah! I understand now. Thanks for clarifying that. So I suppose my ending opinion will be that he is going to get you around really well in the jumpers. Esp the upper division stuff. However, he doesn't look like much of an upper division hunter to me. He's just very active and isn't square enough in front over the small stuff to have a nice Hunter round in the USEF rated shows. Beautiful guy though, for sure. Quite talented!
I think you're right about the jumping, I hadn't really noticed that before. We'll be taking him over to 2'6"/2'9" hunters to get him use to flowers (which he's never seen before) and working up to the 3'6" A/Os. Hopefully he'll put more effort into them when he sees the flowers. Though, I'm pretty sure he won't put much effort into the 2'6" regardless.
Oh, and he passed the vetting this morning. They are sending the x-rays to our vet to review, but it looks like he's coming to America.