Originally Posted by sixlets
She is gorgeous (though her tail is not too great, but in gaming that doesn't matter). I'm no barrel expert, but from what I've seen they are usually very muscular, with bigger rumps and she looks a bit on the small side even at two, but you could probably build up that muscle with the proper training. She is very cute!!
Most of ours are 14.3-15 HH so she's pretty good sized for a barrel horse. :) we like them small where it's a little easier to get them moving quick, but it makes it where they HAVE to bend and not drop a shoulder. She'll be in training for a few years before she ever lopes the barrels. We'll definitely work on muscle with her. I think she has the build to have good potential there. She'll get loped with a buddy behind a golf cart so that she can get that muscle without the stress of someone on her back while she's still young. :)