Horse Happy your mare looks very much like Zoe in conformation. She is beautiful! Not sure about your farrier comment about not being suitable for eventing because she is too heavy bodied. Zoe events successfully at the lower levels. I've been told this type of horse is harder to keep in competitive condition for higher level eventing than say a TB, but it is doable with a focused training program. Zoe will never be a Rolex horse, or for that matter an FEI horse, but she is the kind of horse you can do just about anything with at the lower levels so it does not lock you into one discipline as your interests and/or abilities change. That's why I think they make great mounts for adult amateurs who are looking to have fun with their equine in the show ring or at home on the trails. They have easy going temperaments, are very rideable and comfortable since you are not sitting on a rail, good medium height that does not jar you when you jump off, very intelligent and easy to train, workmanlike about their jobs, well built so they are more likely to remain sound, affordable to buy and easy keepers. What more could you want?
Attached a pic of Zoe "jumping" the dog.