pastern confo and jumping
I am trying to find a new horse, and just keep having problems come up with the horses I actually like. I just got back from looking at a very nice 3 yo QH that is nice enough I was about ready to make an offer on her. However, there is one thing that bother me about her and her conformation and soundness in the future. Her pasterns are longer than I like, and they are more sloaped than her shoulders in the front. The back pasterns are fantastic, front ones not so much. I have been talking to some people I respect and have had very different opinions. Over the long term, how do these horses generally hold up to jumping? I'm looking at showing up to 3'6" in the hunters/eq. Obviously, that's a few years down the line since she's still young.
Thanks for any advice you guys have to offer. Oh, and I'll try to get pics of it in a bit.