Ok, so I'm looking at this cute saddlebred gelding who I've ridden and showed for a while, I've only done saddleseat and dressage shows with him, but I like to ride english and western with him too. My trainer, and his former owner, said as a four year old he used to jump and was really good at it. She said he did 2ft courses. I'm just wondering (and this is just IF I get him) if I should treat him like a green newbie and start from scratch (jumping-wise) or just take him over a 2ft jump and see how he does? I know how to get him in shape and I've taught 4 year olds to jump, but he's 9 and hasn't jumped for five years so I'm just double checking.
Thanks ahead of time to those who reply! ^^