My friend has this beautiful thoroughbred 16.3 hands. Today she was jumping him an he was gorgeous! I thin she jumped him 3' and he cleared it. Well she said by next week she would reach the top of my standard jumps which is like 3'9 maybe 4. She has never jumped that high but the horse has. Im afraid she will over jump him. I was worried about it when she started warming him up over the 3' foot!
Also my horse is a quarter horse cross maybe a appendix 15.3. He is fat now due to three weeks off with an abscess. He is ridable again yay. I last started jumping him at 2'3! He has never jumped before and that was his first vertical! I was going to jump 2'6 before he got lame at show. Well my friend starting point is as high as I want to jump with him. I saw a few cracks on his front hooves which aren't much but the fairer is coming in two weeks. My goal is to jump 2'9 or 3 and I'm done. I think jumping any higher is not fair to my horse and I won't be schooling that high so why bother. I will admit I was envious of my friends horse and it got me thinking of mine. Here is some pictures of him at his mostly fit stage. PLEASE READ CAPTIONS UNDERNEATH :)
My release is not good I know. He looks really stockey in this picture due to the angle. This jump is 2'. I have jumped him 2'3
My face is funky :p again sucky release
another conformation shot. At his first show. The chain is bad...it was not on him the whole time. I took it off right after the picture was taken lol.
So what do you thin of my horse? And opinion on my friends horse. Im not trying to stop her im just scared that something bad could happen to her horse! He landed hard today when she was jumping and that was warmup!