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    01-23-2013, 05:31 PM
He really seems to lack adjustability which probably stems from having very little correct, consistent flatwork. I don't have any huge issues with his jumping style. I think gymnastics would really help his rushing issues, but I also think he needs to be doing mostly dressage for a little while to help develop more control in all three gaits and to improve his rideability. If I got him, he'd be doing gymnastics twice a week, long hacks/hillwork twice a week, and dressage the other three days of the week. He's definitely got some talent, but he needs to chill out a little bit and relearn some things.

ETA: Also, he looks a little short on his right hind occasionally. If you're really interested in him, pay close attention to how he moves on a straight line and on a circle. Maybe it's just me, but maybe it's not.
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    01-23-2013, 07:33 PM
I'm sure you could make this horse awesome with lots of work. To me, his hind end seems a little off when he jumps- I just can't place it though. It looks like he does sort of a "bunny hop" some times. It could be the angle, but to me it looks like he lands with both hind feet together rather than the way these horses land: (27 seconds)

Show Jumping - Royal Windsor Horse show 2012 - YouTube

He also does this a few strides before the jump. Watch the right hind- it almost looks delayed or sticky in the canter. The "bunny hop" could come from a stiff hind end, which you can see in the canter. This could also be a result of the riding. The rider looks likse she's trying VERY hard to keep him controlled and with his head up so high, he will brace his back and then everything gets a little tenser. Go ride this horse and get a video with you riding rather than this girl.. It might make a huge difference in his body usage, or it might not make a difference at all.
    01-23-2013, 10:20 PM
He looks fun to me. He's definitely keen, but he looks bold and careful. I think that sometimes his hind end over powers his front end a little, but it's easier to sharpen a horse up up front than behind. If his seller is the one riding in that video (and I do believe it is), then he's got a pretty accomplished rider up, so I think that's probably an accurate representation of how he goes, and it's fair to say he's a forward ride, perhaps not the horse for a beginner. I think the OP said she'd want a horse to jump around 3'6"? I think this horse would be a blast in the Ch/Ad jumpers!
    01-24-2013, 01:29 PM
So he's an adorable looking horse, but he has way to much movement over the fence.(Not in a good way) and either he is out-jumping you or your position is bad. The connection doesnt seem to be there. And his back right, is he completely sound?
    01-24-2013, 04:11 PM
This is not me riding it is a sale video for this horse.
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    01-24-2013, 04:21 PM
Are you going to go look at him ?
    01-24-2013, 04:58 PM
I think he is a bit too much horse for me as I have only been jumping for a little over a year, and he is quite far from me so I think I will pass on this one. Thank you all for your great critiques!
    01-24-2013, 05:01 PM
I love him and I think he has the right temperament to go very high! Lots of potential there, for sure. He is a big guy... awesome looking! Love the rider on the flat but not a fan of her jumping skills. I am sure with some work and the right rider the horse will make a super good quality jumper in the high level jumping!!!
    01-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by Passion4Horses    
I think he is a bit too much horse for me as I have only been jumping for a little over a year, and he is quite far from me so I think I will pass on this one. Thank you all for your great critiques!
Where about is he located and how much are they asking???
    01-24-2013, 05:06 PM
Empirical - Oldenburg - Jumper Horse for Sale

There's the link for his ad : )

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