Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Don't assume that because they are big, that their canter is hard to sit ;) it's usually the other way around
Sorry to go off on a tangent, but is this generally true for all gaits? I'm riding horses that are 16hh or larger in lessons, and quite solidly built, and enjoy their paces. Today I was riding a horse/pony that was probably 14.1hh or so (I didn't measure him, but I'm five eight and could definitely see over the withers) and while I didn't canter, his trot was so short and choppy in comparison to those of the larger horses - it felt quite uncomfortable! I know a lot of things affect the trot, but he had such short strides and it didn't feel as springy and relaxed.