A horse that started jumping at 4? He's only been jumped lightly over small fences, but still I would never dream of starting a horse jumping before they were 5 or 6. He's still a REALLY nice horse and a great price. I'm just wondering if him being started jumping so soon could lead to soundness issues later on? Help!
OH, also I've looked for hundreds of miles surrounding my area and it is extremly difficult to have horses in my budget that know how to jump (most ride western). My main focus is barrel racing but I also want to re-learn to jump (it's been years and I never got past very small x rails and verticals). Last time I tried popping over a fence on a horse who had never jumped, I had a bad fall and my leg was scarred/discolored for over a year. So I want one that can help me learn.