Here is a photo of my former hunter mare:
She was a very able 3'0' hunter with a smooth and easy jump which made her most suitable for Adult Amateur and Children's classes. As you can see, she did not have great conformation; high stifle, long back, short neck, and her bum stuck out behind her hocks (she had big curbs on both hocks by the time she was 5). She was also very bench kneed and had massive splints.
These flaws gave her less scope, but the ability to get herself out of bad distances and wrap over the jump. She was a great horse for the 3'0" levels and competed well into her teens. Last I saw her she was down in Arizona!
She was a Oldenburg crossed with an Arab/QH.
Here is Ross:
He was a 4 year old TB in this photo. I bought him from the now famous conformational expert Judy Wardrope. Ross competed with me in the Hunter Maturities and won the in hand, and finished top three overall in both Alberta Maturites. Hewas also Champion in 2'6". I sold him at the start of his 5 year old year. I did not follow his show career after I sold him.
Ross had a very easy to ride jump. He lacked scope, and likely would have topped out at 3'6", but maybe he matured into himself. Had a great shoulder for hunters.
This is Niki:
She is the dam of the horse in my Avatar. Niki was a Nationally rated Pre Green hunter in Canada, and after having two foals, went on to a very successful hunter career in the US (competed to 3'6"). Niki had endless talent and could jump big and from pretty much anywhere, she was just too hot/difficult to compete over the more technical jumper courses. She was an EXTREMELY fancy hunter and jumped consistently with her knees above horizontal and her nose between her knees. Very bouncing trot. Niki was a registered and branded Canadian Trakhener. Bred for dressage, but way too hot.
Interestingly, Ross would beat her in the models, and sometimes the under saddles, but couldn't touch her over fences.
Finally here is Jazz:
Jazz was a Holsteiner mare by Silberpfeil. Free jumping amazing, but took a while to get her legs under her with a rider. She showed 3'6"-3'9" jumpers while I had her, but was inconsistent. With her new owner and a few years under her belt, she was able to compete in the small tour open jumpers (4'6").
Her hig stifle limited her scope so she needed a precise ride to clear the fences, but she had great shoulder and hip angles.