How much does height matter to you guys in eventing? By height I mean your horses height. I'm looking at a mare who is around 16.1 hands tall. Do you think she's too short to go very far in eventing or does it even really matter? My current gelding is about 17.2 hands tall, huge for me and it makes me nervous some times because it's so far to the ground (I don't bounce so well anymore).
My trainer has a stallion who's done very well in eventing (Rolex competitor, Olympic competitor, etc.) and he's 16.3 hands talls.
So in your opinion, how much does height really matter?