Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
I agree that a horse jumping 4' at 5 years old is way too young. I don't understand why she has always had a joint supplement. In my opinion, horses at that age DO NOT need one! She's very pretty yes, but I agree that she is probably not the right horse for you. From the sounds of it, if she is that eager to jump, she is probably hotheaded and just excited at that age. Also, from the jumping pic you showed, she doesn't seem to have the correct form going over the fence. It looks like she's over-jumping. From the pics, it doesn't look like the rider even put jumping boots on her to protect her legs. The description seems a bit far-fetched and not completely honest to me. I also agree about joint problems later. Whatever you decide, make sure that you spend time with this horse before you make your decision. Ride her and spend stall time with her, but I believe you can find something more suitable and for a much more affordable price!
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11