Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
I think you should probably look at Spotted Saddle Horses, Tennessee Walkers and/or Rocky and Kentucky Mountain Horses. Some RMH/KMH are under 15hh, but most seem to average about 15.1-15.2. Tennessee Walkers tend to be a bit taller, though as with every breed it depends on bloodlines and such. Spotted Saddle Horses are very very similar to Walkers in most instances. Personally, I would try several of each breed to see which gait you like better, they move in slightly different ways. As far as price goes(I don't know if this is an issue for you or not) RMH/KMH will probably be a bit more expensive in most areas, though Kentucky is a hot bed for both and they are much less expensive. While Walkers can also be expensive, there are a lot more of them around so not as pricey. One thing I recommend about RMH/KMH is don't automatically go for a chocolate, many people think that is the only color they come in. They come in all colors except spotted(separate registry). Chocolates may also be more expensive than say, a chestnut or black.