Short Horses in the Hunter Ring?
Hi I have a question, I have the opportunity to add another horse to my collection. She is a really really pretty mare, only 4 so has a little more growing to do but not much. She is one of the nicest movers my coach has ever seen and although she is only jumping 2'6 right now she is SO wonderful to ride. I love the way she feels. She does make the horse strides ok but we do have to keep a more open pace. It doesnt feel like she is running though. She is 15hh, they feel she might grow up to be 15.1 but 15.2hh is pushing it. Im not short but not tall (5'5) and Im not as lean as I used to be either. I do feel a little big on her, but im used to my other horses who are much larger.
I will be retiring my old guy after this season and the younger (old) one is just not clicking with me yet 100%.
I do show with a barn that does the A circuit, and the coach feels she is quality enough but worried about her size.
Should her size concern me? She is a steal of a deal because of the height. She wouldnt be for resale, but at the same time I dont want to have a horse of her quality not showing either because of her height.