Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I don't get why people say "Appendix Quarterhorse"? LOL - of course there is QH is the breeding, that is what makes it Appendix, that and the 1/2 TB.
Anyways, she is very pretty, I love dapple grey's. Of course she can jump, any breed of horse can jump at lower levels. It is when you get to mid levels where conformation plays a huge factor in how far the horse can go, and due to that, the horses start to get weeded out from those who do not have the conformation.
But, what makes an excellant Jumper? Dressage. If the horse has the conformation *majority do* to do low levels, than the rider shoud be focusing on Dressage.
Did you know that GP Level Jumpers are trained minimally to level 3 dressage? Did you know that GP Riders spend up to 5 days a week doing only Dressage and jump once a week?
Because Dressage is what gives the horse and rider that edge to beable to manuver through the fences, the tight turns, get the rhythm and tempo, strides, light, soft, and supple - to get the job done.
I am not a conformation guru - but I do know that correct training is what makes a fabulous jumper.
It is one thing to jump a fence, but it is another to do it educatedly.
Remember, Jumping is Dressage with speed bumps.
I am absolutely sure she can do low levels, now it is up to you do put the correct training in the both of you, do represent your sport efficiently :) :)
Have a great time.