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        03-23-2008, 01:26 AM
    I had a quarter horse that I did hunters on and she did fine, but she wasn't a typical stocky one. Most people thought she was a welsh pony. We also have a little quarter pony in our barn that jumps 3'3" like it's nothing.

    Really depends on the horses conformation.
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        03-23-2008, 01:36 AM
    Originally Posted by Harlee rides horses
    Quarter Horses aren't built to do jumping. Even if its small heights, that's not right for their breed requirements, it (being the jumping) eventually builds up and works against their stature. Maybe an appendix quarter horse could even be better than a regular stocky Quarter Horse.
    I disagree.... I've known many a QH that could jump 3'6" easily. It all boils down to conformation. A nicely put-together QH will beat a crappy WB anyday.
        03-23-2008, 10:09 AM

    I think that I will just start jumping my horses for the fun of it and if I like it then maybe I will think about show jumping but for now I am perfectly fine with just jumping once in a while!!

    Thanks for all your guys help!! I will tell my sister that if she wants to get jumping she should get a warmblood!!

        03-23-2008, 02:51 PM
    Precisely why I said a stocky Quarter Horse.
        03-23-2008, 03:13 PM
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    I disagree.... I've known many a qh that could jump 3'6" easily. It all boils down to conformation. A nicely put-together qh will beat a crappy wb anyday.
    I couldn't agree more! I show on the A circuit and there are tons of fancy QH's that jump well and look great! Sure, for some of the upper level jumping a warmblood or tb type might be more suitable, but for where you are now a QH (or any willing athletic well built horse) should do just fine. Plus, QH's come in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days. I've seen some that look exactly like WB's, TB's, and someone even said welsh pony!
        03-23-2008, 03:17 PM
    .....but depending on body type......
        03-23-2008, 05:29 PM
    Quarters can be great jumpers. My aunt had a quarter draft cross that was great! And it was pretty stocky too. It all depends on what the horse wants to do.
        03-25-2008, 07:41 PM
    Sounds like fun! I tried jumping one time and didn't want to stop ha ha ha. My first show jumping horse was a quarter horse. He competed succesffuly at childrens levels (3'6") in 'A' rated shows. I don't have any pictures of me jumping him that high as I only did up to 3' on him. Here are a few pics(remember this was when I fist started jumping)

    My fist show EVER!!!


    Remember to have fun! And keep us updated if you do start show jumping
        03-26-2008, 10:18 AM
    Originally Posted by HaflingerHorse
    Your probably right!

    I really don't think that it will happen but it might

    Do you think that qh would be good for jumping?

    My horse Doc is a purebred QH and all his life he's been a trail horse and last september I trained him to jump and now he jumps like 3"6. (and he's very good )
        03-26-2008, 11:49 AM
    Thanks for all the info!!!


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