Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I'm a non-professional type. Suppose I was looking for a 'sporthorse' and I came to look at your horse. Then you tell me he is a Quarter Horse. I'd probably be polite, mumble some excuse, and leave. Why? Because I would have lost confidence in your integrity. From my non-jumping, non-dressage perspective, if I'm going to lease a horse, I would rate honesty by the owner as critical, and run from anyone giving me bad vibes.
OTOH, if you advertised him as a QH who shows a lot of potential in jumping, built like a sporthorse...then you've told me the facts and I can decide if I'm interested.
Or, to use tlkng1's definition, advertise him as a QH whose conformation and temperament make him an ideal candidate for "the traditional Olympic equestrian sporting events of dressage, eventing, show jumping, and combined driving".
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)