I've been riding this little guy for the last three months and a bug has been put into my ear that he would be a good horse for me to buy. He is within my budget and the owner has been trying to sell but is having difficulty due to his size(only 15.1hh) and level of training(forward and spicy W/T/C). He's only three, so he will fill in a bit more. He is 3/4QHx1/4TB.
I'm looking for a hunter/jumper who can do the 3'-3'3" classes eventually, mostly at the local/bronze level with the occasional gold show. This little man LOVES to jump. I put him in the arena loose to burn off energy and he ends up going over a bunch of the jumps on his own. Very clean changes at liberty, nice and balanced gaits despite being built down hill.
How high do you think he could go? Does anything in his conformation scare you off of a jumper? Do you think I look too big for him? I'm ~5'3" and 120lbs, mostly torso.
Having fun at liberty:
He is lots of fun to ride, incredibly smart. His size and the issue of saddle fit what concern me the most!