My arab is 14.3, and around 900 lbs. I can push him all over the place on the ground (I'm 130 lbs and around 5'4''), but he's a beast. When we let him out with the geldings, he chases them around, with his chin practically on their butts- they can never lose him, because he's so quick and agile. He's pretty dang fast, too, but his agility is his real attribute. And he has balance like a cat- He's reared on one foot, flipped backwards and twisted mid-air to land on his feet. I attached a picture of two of my horses, Envi (the arab) is 14.3 and Sombre (quarab who ran 15/16 second poles and barrels before he was retired. He was faster than he was athletic, and when given time to pick up his speed, flew.) is 15.2. My other horse is also small, 14 hands, but he's built like a tank, and not quite as fast, so he doesn't really apply, lol.
Your boy looks like he's going to be able to sprint well, and he looks very agile. Give him a few years to fill out, and I think you'll have a great little horse for barrel racing.
Last edited by soenjer55; 03-31-2012 at 05:34 PM.