I’m looking to lease a horse and I want to get a breed that is good at jumping. But I don’t want the horse to be like 17 hh or a pony.
Warmbloods are ideal for hunter/jumpers.
Jumpers need to be brave. They need to be able to approach any type of fences from the mundane to the truly weird and jump it without hesitating or knocking down any rails. The ideal jumper is built uphill, with its primary power in the hindquarters so that it can push itself over the larger jumps. Good conformation in the front end is also important as there is a ton of downward force as the horse lands after a big jump.
In the lower levels many riders just race around the courses trusting their horses to get them out of any jams they might find themselves in. This is ok over small fences, but as the heights go up a lot more thought and riding skill must go into a course. Wide jumps require a longer stride while high jumps require the horse to set back in order to make the height. When these kinds of jumps are combined together they can make for a very challenging ride.
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