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lubylol 12-25-2011 12:35 AM

Which breed for serious jumping?
 
Which breeds would you think would be best suited for jumping around 2'6"-3'9" ? This is just for future reference for when I buy a horse I will know which breeds will do best.

I own a quarterhorse but he really isn't built for jumping, and I'm also riding an appendix which may or may not be suited for jumping....she's underweight ATM.

I was thinking warmbloods...hanoverians :) thoroughbreds, lol any other breeds?

Btw I know it depends on the individual horse itself, not just the breed.

Also I'm thinking more of a thoroughbred because I like their temporaments....because IMO they're cheaper, but are they really built for serious jumping?

Thanks!
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Country Woman 12-25-2011 12:48 AM

I have seen A Quarter Horse jump before
it was at a local show

Country Woman 12-25-2011 12:49 AM

Dutch Warmbloods are good for jumping too

lubylol 12-25-2011 12:51 AM

I've heard quarter horses aren't really built for jumping though :/ they're more stocky then I'd like to see for jumping.

And if DWs weren't so **** pricey I'd have one in a heartbeat!
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sullylvr 12-25-2011 12:56 AM

Ive seen quarter horses and especially appendix's excel in all jumping disciplines at the heights you've described, don't discount just because of breed! ;)
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lubylol 12-25-2011 12:57 AM

I'm really fond of appendixes too :) but honestly I'd rather have a QH for something other than jumping. Although Cowboy is pretty good at it :)
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Country Woman 12-25-2011 12:57 AM

The riders name is Laura Tidball and the horse's name is Kaluha

gypsygirl 12-25-2011 06:44 AM

i really like tbs for jumping. my mare is hano/tb and i think its a great cross ! the most important thing to keep in mind is- is the conformation suited to jumping and is their mind suited to jumping ?

VelvetsAB 12-25-2011 08:01 AM

The QH at the lesson barn I ride at does just fine at jumping 2'9".

For lower levels, any horse that has the right mind can do it.

Country Woman 12-25-2011 02:32 PM

just as long as you condition your horse like the other breeds


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