I just spotted this thread, and I wanted to say
- kudos to the OP for not posting full pics of the horse until she had bought it. I like that respect shown for other people's property
- my Canadian Riley is vastly oversized and is the biggest horse my farrier does. He was bad mannered when he arrived but luckily I have rectified that so I have not lost my farrier. Farrier charges more for him and he explained to me (I was questioning out of interest, not challenging him) that Riley finds it hard to get his balance on three feet, so takes longer, and leans more. Also - his hoof walls are darned hard and it takes arms of steel to trim them.
- and finally, your new horse is be-a-u-tiful