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Moving on up? OTTB Opinions

(the rider isn't me)
Hey y'all! So on this post I am searching for some opinions on multiple subjects. All are welcome!
Barn Name: Jasper
Physical Appearance: Sorrel/Chestnut, just below 16 hands tall, baby doll head and disposition of a. Thoroughbred (angular hips, large shoulders, narrow rump)
Age: 12 years old
On his mother's side: his great grandfather is Bold Ruler.
On his father's side: his great grandfather is Seattle Slew.
His racing career wasn't started until he hit four and within thirteen and won only about sixteen thousand dollars.
I have owned him for a little under a year and a half and its been very eventful with him. But as of the last four months we have finally found what makes him a happy horse.
Mainly jumping.
When we first started his training there was a 180 in his demeanor. No longer was he a headstrong horse that refused to listen to his rider or kick out at whoever tacked him up but a horse that fell asleep while being tacked up and such a special horse to ride. He gives you all his heart and does anything you ask of him! It's such a pleasure to own him. I never would have saw myself learning to do english! But he made me like it to such an extent while riding him it was impossible not to at least see if it goes anywhere. He is such a happy horse doing what he loves. This is where his heart lies!
but what my opinion may be, may not necessarily be what any of yours are. So please throw your two cents at me (given its polite). Should I continue down this path with my boy? And he has been vet checked and no injury or soreness. He is showing 3'0-3'3 and schooling 3'6-4'0 without any qualms, refusals or even difficulty. He is also getting training of lower level dressage. I myself am learning jumping and dressage and jumping with the hopes of showing him this upcoming summer. Is this the right direction for us? (I will be posting pictures of me riding him this coming Monday both flatwork and maybe jumping? Not sure. But when a photo of me is posted, advice of my equitation is welcomed!
We do have a trainer and the speed which his training is moving along is the correct speed for him.
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Please disregard the breeding listed. The breeding, relatives, listed is related to one of my other horses and mixed the both of them up. My apologies. They are third cousins though with Seattle Slew as there only relation. Again please disregard the listed breeding history. Thank youm
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