I think its sad only bc in the long run the horse will most likley not be a riding horse past 17. That's IMO . Im not sure if some breeds develop faster than others ?
I don't have a horse im starting to into to jumps, im asking b/c I see a LOT of sale horses 3-4 y.o jumping 3 ft show courses. And are for sale for $10000 - $17000 . When in all reality they wont be able to do too much come 10 yrs down the road.