Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
This is from Buck Davidson - "It doesn't matter what breed, hight, age, color, training, breeding, backround and clean vet bills say about a horse. IT's about rideablity and trainability." Which I agree whole heartedly with.
I ride an Irish Sport Horse, but I would take any type of horse. At my barn we have Conemara's that could do training level (yes, registered ponies), German Warmbloods, Irish horses, TB's, everything.
As for hight, we had a 13 HH pony doing training level stuff, so it's all about their heart if they WANT to do it or not. And McKinlaigh isn't THAT big... maybe 17HH. I've seen 18HH horses event. Again, ride and train - ability. My ideal eventer would be 17HH because I NEED that much horse under me. I ride a 16.2HH horse and my toes can touch his leg-shoulder joint in my dressage saddle.
hrsrdr - welcome to the eventing world! I was in your shoes a year ago :) I got a good horse under me and now we're getting ready to move up to Novice, and we're schooling training/prelim! :) good luck!
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