This fall, I am thinking about *possibly* getting back into doing some small local shows with Beau. We have previously competed in HUS/HJ but to be perfectly honest, I really don't like Hunters much at all. He's won me quite a few first place ribbons in HUS, but it just doesn't hold my interest and I don't enjoy it much. I think there are other things out there that he'd be a lot better at and enjoy a lot more.
This video is of Beau and I doing Gambler's Choice at a local show a few years ago. Please excuse my total fail at planning ahead (can only take each jump twice per direction) and my steering him away from a jump at the last second near the end. That was 100% my mistake, he did not refuse, I turned him away.
The arena was also a complete mess; about 99% mud and puddles which he was not used to being ridden in; I'm really proud of him for doing that well. I believe he was barefoot also.
This is just to give you a feel for his movement, although we haven't jumped in over a year and a half, and we would definitely be doing a lot of refreshers before competing in any shows.
Much more recent picture though still almost two years ago (actually a video still, sorry it's blurry):