Concorde x Abdullah x Good Twist....thoughts for a jumper prospect?
I am looking at buying a young jumper prospect to potentially do the high A/O jumpers some day. I prefer a sensitive horse with some blood. Right now I have a Lavall/Capitol I gelding that is just way too cold for my tastes and is very scopey but not very careful.
Recently, I was offered a chance to buy a Concorde x Abdullah x Good Twist 3 year old mare. I'm looking for a horse that can jump the moon and is more careful/catty. I've been riding for over 20 years so I am a more experienced amateur but I'm still an amateur. From the research I've done, Concorde, Abdullah, and Good Twist's progeny have all had a reputation for being difficult to ride.
What are your thoughts? The horse is unbroke so I can't test it's rideability. I would plan on sending it out for two years to these pros out in Colorado known for starting young jumpers.
I've had plenty of exposure to Abdullah offspring, mostly in Europe. Never understood the temperament comment. I find his kids great to ride, not boring, easy if you let them go forward, and they jump very carefully, if not always "stylish". Their general attitude was to get the job done.
I had a hunter mare for several years whose sire was Abdullah. She was a lovely mare temperment wise, trusting, easy to get along with, etc. Enough spunk but not goofy. Alas she did not stay sound for me, long story and I knew little then...
OP= can you see the horse in a jumping shute? So you at least see how he handles himself over fences? That would help answer one of your big requirements.
We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........