You're right.... though he's pretty short (I've yet to stick him since he's "all grown up" but we think he's still under 14.2hh LMAO).
He actually went to a dressage test day this spring (his first - we hauled him out of the pasture because the young ladies mount got himself a stone bruise just prior to test day and we all thought the experience of getting feedback was too good to miss) and the judge, several coaches and a few parents really wanted to take him home... he'd come off the field (fresh as a daisy) had one ride before test day, then went out and rode his very first dressage test (ever). No really "brag worthy" scores - but considering he'd been off work for 6 months and hadn't ridden under the girl who took him for 2 years it wasn't bad at all. Honest little fellow!
He's got a really cute little jump on him... not sure what he'd think of the "scary" CC fences though - he CAN be a bit of a chicken. He's done up to 2'6" - hunters - judges liked him there too. (what can he say... he's popular
He's a games horse extraordinaire - having both a quirky sense of humor and a ton of speed and agility (I swear that once he understands a game he would do it on his own - just for kicks!).... and wins in Western Pleasure, & Halter too. (He's also a terrific lesson pony... especially on the longe with beginners - great confidence booster... with enough pizazz to keep more experienced riders on their toes too!)
Very proud of my little "homebred" mutt... I bred him myself when I was a teen - maybe not the most "responsible" breeding (b/s Paint sire and Appy/Arab mare - both very well built though) but the results were fabulous, and he's always got a home with us. I'm really hoping that when our kids are big enough for him he can help take them to ribbons just as he's helped many young riders get their very first blues!