Long pasterns and barrel racing.
I know this question is asked alot, but I was still hoping to get some opinions on this horse. My gf has had this horse sense the day it was born, great mind, great everything except this pasterns. The horse is now 2.5 years old, and she just rode him yesterday for the first time and he was great. My gf's trainer said he will likely not hold up to barrel racing (thats what my gfs pasion is!), and said it would be best for her to sell him and move on to another horse. She is emotionally attached already, and I wanted to get a few more opinions before anything was decided.
I measured his connon bones and they are around 9 inches, and his pastern is 3.5 inches. The angle of his pastern is not as extreme as many of the horses I have seen when researching this on the internet. So please give me some opinions on this horse and if you think he will hold up. I am going to host some pictures and post them in a second!
Thanks alot for any information.