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post #1 of 19 Old 07-03-2009, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Good for jumping?

My horse is a western horse and is amazing at barrels but I was wondering if anyone would know or think that she could have the potential to jump. If we worked on it and trained. But does she have like a good build for it?

Heres a picture of her and she's 15 hands or a little bigger.




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post #2 of 19 Old 07-03-2009, 07:20 PM
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Any horse can do low levels of any sport - it is when they reach mid to higher levels where conformation and breeding plays a big role in soundness and abillity.

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post #3 of 19 Old 07-03-2009, 11:49 PM
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I agree with MIEventer. But, I have a Thoroughbred x quarter horse mare and she is only 14.3 hh and can jump three and a half feet with me on her, which is good for a small mare, (she has a small build.) When I first bought her, I only did western with her for about two years than got into jumping, she learnt very well and very quickly, lol, she'll jump just about anything if you ask her to. I've gone to many shows with her and competed both western and english, she's a great well around horse. I think if you trained your horse properly and knew her limits of what she can do and if she enjoyed doing it, than she would make a great western/english horse. By the way, she is very pretty, whats her name? Lol

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post #4 of 19 Old 07-04-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks, I don't think im going to try jumping with her till next year or later on in the year!

Oh thank you her name is harmony!
I just moved her to a new barn so she's being really sketchy !
That's her on her first day lol
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post #5 of 19 Old 07-04-2009, 11:55 AM
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nice name ! Lol, well good luck!!

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Any horse can do low levels of any sport - it is when they reach mid to higher levels where conformation and breeding plays a big role in soundness and ability.
Normally, I'd agree. But, I feel I need to add two provisions on this statement, at least in terms of jumping.

1. The horse must be sound. Some horses should not be jumping at any height due to health reasons.

2. The horse must be a reasonably safe jumper. Some horses are disasters on four legs the minute you ask them to jump something. These horses need to find a different career.

As for the OP, I see no glaring conformational flaws that would prevent her from jumping. However, I would need to see some good confo pics of her legs in order to let you know for certain. Biggest thing if you have any concerns re: soundness would be to talk to your vet.

Additionally, I recommend getting help for a trainer. Jumping can become very scary very fast when you don't know what you're doing. In order for both you and your horse to have good, safe experiences, I'd get some experienced help.

Good luck, have fun and stay safe!

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She should do fine at lower levels. I jump two of our QHs at local shows doing smaller jumps, and they absolutely loved it. Not too mention, those big ole QH butts give them lots of power to get over the jumps...

I say you just have to see if she has the "want to" to jump. She is very pretty by the way!

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It depends if the horse WANTS to..But, yeah I agree with Misfit all the way.

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post #9 of 19 Old 07-06-2009, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks :)
Well it would definitely be something we could work on together because we both have no idea how :P
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post #10 of 19 Old 07-06-2009, 09:31 AM
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^ I recommend getting a trainer, or at least an experienced friend.

Jumping can be fun, but it can get scary fast if you don't know what you're doing.

I just want you two to both have fun and stay safe.

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