Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu
Nope, you eyes are working just fine. Part of the saddle (maybe the billet?) snapped mid-run and so at that point, the cinch was hanging on the other side...
And, I didn't think you were rude! Believe me!
Thank you guys for your opinion, I'll look around and see if there are any schooling barn that do that around here.
OHMIGOSH!!! I didn't even notice that! Did you stay on?
I say, if you want to try jumping for fun, go for it! You could totally do some small schooling shows with him. Unfortunately any of the bigger hunter shows would likely turn their nose up at a draft... he just doesn't fit the bill for a hunter horse. And he probably wouldn't be able to go fast enough or high enough for jumpers. Jumpers have to be able to get around tight turns quickly, and I'm guess his difficulty with that is the reason you don't want to barrel race him. But I'm sure you could find some small schooling shows to do that would be fun, if you wanted to.
I most usually see draft horses being used for dressage.
Are there any gaming events you could do with him that don't involve tight turns? He looks like he has some get up and go.
If I had a drafty, I'd be getting myself a cart and playing around with the whole driving thing. Maybe not as fun as riding, but I've never done it before, so I'd love to give it a try.