Hi guys, I'm looking for my second horse, and I really like this one- a 7 year old registered Arabian gelding, 15.1 HH, eligible for nationals. He's been on trail rides, and walked over bridges that other trail horses wouldn't go over- and it was his first time out! He has jumped with a rider up to 2'9, and was Top 5 in his region for Arab Dressage at his very first show. I went out and rode him, and he was lovely- highly responsive, great lateral, nice transitions and he automatically puts himself in a beautiful frame without any prompting. I think he's awesome, but I'd like opinions on him as an amateur's competition mount. I'm an intermediate rider, and quite confident, but I don't know if Ricky is the right horse for me- I feel like I might be wasting his potential. I would just be showing him in low level Dressage and hunters.
Opinions please! And what do you think judges would say of his performance?