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Pony Conformation for Jumping?

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    05-05-2013, 05:05 PM
Cool Pony Conformation for Jumping?

So this might belong in conformation, but I think it fits better here. I was looking at horse ads on dream horse (below), and was wondering how high you guys think this pony could jump? He's built kinda like my lease pony, so I was just kinda curious. I don't mean this as advertising for the horse, just curious.

DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1803848 - Taffy
2003 Welsh pony gelding

Watch the videos on the second link to see his form, also how high do you think that the fences are that he is jumping? I know it's kinda hard to tell from a video, so ya. There are 4 jumping videos on the second link, some nearer to the bottom of the page.
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    05-05-2013, 11:23 PM
50 views and no answers? Anybody?
    05-05-2013, 11:35 PM
He doesn't look like he's built for the sport, his jumping is nothing impressive but there's really not much there that's good to give a confo critique.
    05-06-2013, 12:28 AM
Not very impressive confro pics @ all! I guess it's not rlly sensible to ask abt how high ponies cud jump, since pretty much any horse in it's prime cud prob free jump 3ft, (w/ exceptions still). A cute all around pony though, just not a specially bred hunter pony or anything!!
    05-06-2013, 09:51 PM
Anyone else hav opinions on this?
    05-06-2013, 10:10 PM
I don't think "pretty much any horse in it's prime cud prob free jump 3ft"... To be able to successfully jump 3ft a horse's build is going to be pretty decently inclined to pick it's front end up effectively. A horse with a poor conformation for jumping is going to have a much harder time clearing a jump than it's more suitably built competitors.

That being said, that horse is poorly conformed (from the pictures where you can vaguely see her standing) ... I would say that horse should not be jumped more than the cross rails and logs they show her doing >2ft. She would be suitable (and cute) for pleasure and low level competition, imo.
    05-06-2013, 10:21 PM
I think it's more any horse could jump three feet from a standstill, without a rider on its back there's a huge difference between with rider and without rider and with this particular pony I would probably stick to the 2'3 - 2'6 kiddie rings (except not, because the pony isn't suitable for kids, apparently?) Overall I agree that it's cute for local competition!
    05-07-2013, 12:09 AM
Yea, but this pony is so cute, even as a flat/low jumps horse!
    05-07-2013, 12:11 AM
I know that chick in the first photo lol just saying =p
    05-07-2013, 01:20 AM
Purplemokey: do you live in ca?

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