I took him out again today and he was calm as ever. I'm not having any problem with him at all. I like him alot. I rode last night, and would have today if granted enough time. I can't wait to get him out tomorrow. I plan to ride longer then 5 seconds like I did last night. Hey, add him to your myspace friends if you want...I'm a crazy horse owner. www.myspace.com/kapezio
There are some that are bred fragile, I know what you mean, there just too tiny...THen, there are some like mine, and what Grace has said that are slightly bigger boned that do have the endurance and great body build to run up those hills.
Let see our show Champion western pl, Champion halter & sport Horse In Hand Champion gelding is 15.1 wears a size 74 blanket , a large splint boot, & wears a size one shoe. Most Sport Horse judges remark on the bone this horse & his full brother have. Since he is part Russian bloodlines may I say he is (words from Animal on Stalag 17) built like a brick Kermlin. His rider, trainer, owner & breeder in the photo is 6 ft 4
He looks much like my arabian gelding. Mine, is so chunky and and barrel bellied that I can go to A rated hunter shows and they still love him, but I am able to do well at the arabian shows as well. Those are the coolest kinds of arabians. But, my other arabian is a mare and she looks much more traditional and she's awesome as well!