Would you jump this horse?
Would you, or would you not, jump her? And why? Are her legs scary? Weak back?
(Sorry if the photos aren't perfect! I do my best when the horse is at liberty. I know the hind shot she had her foot propped!)
Details on the horse:
Breed: Who knows! (Feel free to take a guess!)
Height: 15.2-16hh. I've never sticked her. This is a guestimate based on our pony who sticked at 13.2
Training: Was once a driving horse (which is why BO bought her, but he's never drove her). I rode her all last fall. Her transitions are awful and she likes to run through all signals. I'll be treating her as an unbroke horse and restarting her.
She's a lovely mover, but god help you if you want her to move like that under saddle. The only time I've ever had her become fully co-operative and forward moving is when I jumped her (just 18"). Hence the question. She can be a right witch when she wants to be so I was all for BO selling her on. Turns out that she loves what I love and I have infinite free lease on her.
Hopefully with training she'll turn out to be just what I need. In the next few days we hope to pop her (free jumping) over a few decent sized fences just to get and idea of scope. If she drops her knees or is just scary over all, I will abandon all dreams of making a jumper out of her.