Gosh, sorry! I didn't mean competing western pleasure. *facepalm* I meant like trail and things like that. I'm to tall for most quarter horses or arabians though, which is why I need a horse his size. Being 5'8 and all legs isn't the best in finding a horse for sale, as I can only look at either draft/draft crosses or horses 16.3 hh and larger.
I've been riding for 5 years so I'm prepared to fix little issues. I was wondering though, do you think it would be better to just go with a younger horse, with basic training? I'm not big into showing, I'm actually more into working with and training horses.
I think I will try to go out and see this guy, though. If he's not what I'm looking for, then he's not what I'm looking for. Thanks everyone!