Hi guys....I am new to the gaited world and have always had stock breeds, TBs and warmbloods. Just put a deposit down on a TWH gelding who is double reg and 12yo. I fell in love, he was very sweet and so smooth! He has been a trail horse for beginners that come to these peoples farm along with being a show horse some for country pleasure. So here come my questions....
He is a slim made TWH - he has such a small chest area and Im so use to the huge stocky QH and paints. I guess this is a natural thing?
Im not a small gal - Im about 5'7 and lets just say over 200 lbs...his owner is maybe about my size and he carries her and I rode him all over and he carried me fine so I guess I am not killing him?!
He wears a light plantation shoe on front and keg shoes on back. They had the light plantations on for the showing some that they were doing. They are not the type that need bands. They said he stays a little smoother and less tender footed in these shoes. So I guess I should leave him as he is. Although I was thinking of having my farrier pull the back shoes.
Well any other advice or info would be great! Thanks