06-11-2010, 07:12 PM
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Hey guys, this is the friend in the video :)
Thank you for all the nice crit, its nice not to be too harshly judged :)
He has only been jumped twice in his life, and over a small small cross rail. Once was to see what he'd do, and the second time (with me) was to just feel him out. I only jumped him 3 times over an 18 inch jump. It's not a regular thing.
The head tossing: This is why I think he did it-- he was randomly slamming on the brakes and going "no thank you, I don't like trotting" and in all honesty I think he was testing me to see how serious I was about trotting. The owner didnt help by forcing me to stop him. She was teaching him to get out of work, which I didnt like but that's not me. He is naturally VERY balanced and isnt fully grown. His butt is still half an inch taller than his withers, but he's very sweet and LOVES to jump. It was funny. I'm concerned about the stopping thing though, if he does that everytime he gets kinda pissy...no good.
Oh, and they're asking WAYY too much money for him. He's a Irish Sporthorse (for anyone who cares his dad is Braveheart RID, I don't care a fig for breeding).
I would like him to be *eventually* an upper level eventer.
If I did buy him, we would be working with two excellant trainers regularily and I am totally understanding of his babyness and want to give him time. :) So anyway, critique away with some more info!!